2 held for smuggling gold from Dubai

2 held for smuggling gold from Dubai

Two persons, including a ground-handling agency staff, were arrested at Kempegowda International Airport in the City on Thursday for attempting to smuggle gold.

The Customs Air Intelligence Unit of KIA arrested Lateef and his accomplice Ajesh and recovered four kg gold worth Rs 1.04 crore.

On a tip-off, the CAIU officers detained Latheef, a native of Kerala, after he landed in KIA from Dubai by an Emirates Airways flight. The police found the gold ingots in his baggage. There were no documents pertaining to the ingots. Later, Ajesh, a ground-handling agency staff of KIA, was arrested  based on Latheef’s disclosures, said the CAIU staff.

The two were produced before the magistrate in the Special Court for Economic Offences and remanded in judicial custody till January 27.

The CAIU sleuths have arrested 106 persons so far from April last year and recovered 95 kg gold worth Rs 25.16 crore from them.

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