Gold worth Rs 37 lakh, gadgets and banned cigarettes seized from Nagpur airport

Gold, gadgets

Staff reporter

Customs officers foiled an attempt to smuggle to the international airport. Babasaheb Ambedkar, confiscating gold bars, electronic gadgets including iPhones and cigarettes of foreign origin worth over Rs 37 lakh from two passengers who had flown from Sharjah. A press release said that teams of the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) and Air Customs Unit (ACU) of the Nagpur Customs house prevented a major attempt to smuggle foreign gold into the airport on Sunday morning. Gold bars weighing 100 grams each were found in the possession of two passengers, namely Mohammad Tarique Shaikh and Sunna Bhola Yadav, both residents of Mumbai.

In this operation, 200 grams of 24 carat gold worth Rs 14,20,000, 20 iPhone 15 Pro Max devices worth Rs 18,61,930, 8 refurbished Dell laptops worth Rs 2,59,992, one iPad Air worth Rs 2,59,992 An amount of Rs 42,022 and 14,400 cigarettes of foreign origin worth Rs 1,98,000 with a total value of Rs 37,81,944 were confiscated from the passengers who were arriving from Sharjah to Nagpur on Air Arabia flight number G9-. 415.

Under the guidance and supervision of Sanjay Kumar, Commissioner of Customs, Nagpur, and Peeyoush Bhati, Additional Commissioner of Customs, Nagpur, the operation was carried out by Anjum Tadvi, Assistant Commissioner (AC) of AIU, with the support of V Laxminarayana, AC of ACU, Alexander Lakra, AC party and customs inspectors Manish Pandharpurkar, Rajesh Khapre, Prakash Kapse, Vishal Bhopte, Shubham Kori, Yogita Mulani, Aditya Bairwa, Krishna Kant Dhakar, Priyanka Meena and others.