Press Esc to close
Thursday 28 May 2015
News updated at 9:31 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33°C
Min : 22.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Two gold smugglers held at BIA

Bangalore, Nov 21, 2012, DHNS:

A team of the Customs Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) team at Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) on Wednesday said it had arrested two persons attempting to smuggle gold into the country.

“We have made one arrest each on Tuesday and Wednesday from the BIA. While one of them is an Indian citizen, the other was holding a Sri Lankan passport,” a senior officer told Deccan Herald.

On Wednesday, officers of AIU arrested an Indian national named Mohammed Zameer Mohammed Ali, 47, who arrived by the Air India Flight (AI994) from Dubai at 5.45am. He had concealed gem-studded 22-carat gold jewellery, weighing 1.445 kg and valued at Rs 33.18 lakh in the soles of his shoes. He had also concealed 24 carat primary gold, weighing 350.6 gm and valued at Rs 11.30 lakh. The AIU has also seized a 32-inch LED television, a laptop and 12 perfume bottles from him.

On Tuesday, Sithie Fazmila Mohamed Muzamil, 43, a Sri Lankan national, who arrived from Colombo by Sri Lankan Airlines (UL171) at 8.15 pm, was arrested for carrying six gold bangles, a gold chain with pendant and a gold ring of 24 carat, totally weighing 482.77 gm and valued at Rs 15.28 lakh, under her burqa.

Both the passengers have been remanded in judicial custody.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Devotees arrive at Sangam to take holy bath in Ganga River

Devotees arrive at Sangam to take holy bath in Ganga River

Students celebrate their success after the announcement of CBSE class 10th results...

Students celebrate their success after the announcement of CBSE class 10th results...

Monkeys drink water from a tap on a hot day...

Monkeys drink water from a tap on a hot day...

Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan...

Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar sit on Silver Throne...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar sit on Silver Throne...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and Pramoda Devi Wadiyar....

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and Pramoda Devi Wadiyar....

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar sit on Silver Chariot...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar sit on Silver Chariot...

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar perform a Yagna during....

Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar perform a Yagna during....

Relatives of Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar ...

Relatives of Adopted son Yadhuveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar ...

Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at a ritual in Mysore on Wednesday....

Yaduveer Krishnanadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at a ritual in Mysore on Wednesday....

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523