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April 7, 2012

Gold worth Rs.1.6 cr seized from airline passenger at Lucknow airport

     Lucknow: Customs officials at Lucknow airport seized gold approximately worth Rs1.6 crore from a passenger coming from Dubai. The passenger was arrested on Saturday. Briefing the media, Commissioner (Customs), Lucknow, Ajay Dixit, said the arrested man had hidden the gold on his arms and legs. "This man was coming from Dubai via a 'Fly Dubai' aeroplane, flight number FZ433. Our alert officers intercepted a passenger in the green channel who was carrying gold and diamond-studded gold ornaments. He was interrogated and later we searched him. We found out that he had hidden gold biscuits and ornaments in his arms and legs. We have seized the gold. The total worth of this seized gold is approximately 1.6 crore," said Dixit. He identified the man as Mohammad Arafeem Affu, a skilled worker with a passport from Hyderabad . "He is a citizen of Bhatkal in Karnataka. He is a skilled worker in Dubai and has travelled many times between India and Dubai ," said Dixit. Dixit congratulated customs officials for being alert and for performing their duties efficiently.
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