Rs 37 lakh Gold, gadgets, banned cigarettes seized at Nagpur Airport
   Date :11-Jun-2024

Staff Reporter :
Customs officials foiled a smuggling attempt at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport by seizing gold bars, electronic gadgets including iPhones, and foreign-origin cigarettes, collectively valued at over Rs 37 lakh, from two passengers who arrived from Sharjah. A press release stated that the teams of the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) and Air Customs Unit (ACU) of Nagpur Customs, prevented a major attempt of foreign gold smuggling at the Airport on Sunday morning. Gold bars weighing 100 grams each were found in the possession of two passengers, namely Mohammad Tarique Shaikh and Sunny Bhola Yadav, both residents of Mumbai. In this operation, 200 grams of 24k gold valued at Rs 14,20,000/-, 20 iPhone 15 Pro Max devices valued at Rs 18,61,930/-, 8 refurbished Dell laptops valued at Rs 2,59,992/, one iPad Air valued at Rs 42,022/-, and 14,400 cigarette sticks of foreign origin valued at Rs 1,98,000/-, totaling Rs 37,81,944/-, were seized from the passengers, who were arriving from Sharjah to Nagpur via Air Arabia Flight No. 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 conducted by Anjum Tadvi, Assistant Commissioner (AC) of AIU, with support from V Laxminarayana, AC of ACU, Alexander Lakra, AC of the batch, and Superintendents of Customs Manish Pandharpurkar, Rajesh Khapre, Prakash Kapse, Vishal Bhopte, Shubham Kori, Yogita Mulani, Aditya Bairwa, Krishna Kant Dhakar, Priyanka Meena, and others.