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Two Lankan women detained in India for smuggling gold

Two female Sri Lankan nationals were detained by Customs officers at the Pune International Airport yesterday for allegedly attempting to smuggle gold into the city.

According to reports, the detained flyers who had boarded a flight from Singapore to Pune were carrying 24 karats of gold which is estimated to be worth Rs.30.31 lakhs in the Indian market.

The Customs officials at the Pune International Airport intercepted the two women passengers at the departure area on Thursday and confiscated the gold. The two women have been booked under the Customs Act-1962.

Deputy Commissioner of Customs (Pune International Airport) Harshal Mete said, “Two women of Sri-Lankan nationality arrived in the city from Singapore by Jet Airways and walked through the green channel without declaring anything with the Customs officials.

The female passengers were carrying 24-carat gold in the form of chain, bangles and biscuits weighing 9.14 grams which are estimated as per Indian currency to the tune of Rs.30,31,937. The gold has been seized under the reasonable belief that it was being smuggled into India with an intention and further investigations are in progress.” -Agencies 



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