Vijayawada customs officers seize 11 kg ‘smuggled’ gold from a person

The Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate, Vijayawada, has seized gold being smuggling into Andhra Pradesh from Dubai and Sri Lanka.

In accordance with a launch issued on Saturday, the officers of the Customs (Preventive ) Commissionerate, Vijayawada, intercepted a automotive by which an individual was smuggling gold to Vijayawada from Chennai at Bollapalli Toll Plaza in Prakasam district within the small hours of August 25 (Friday). The officers took the individual into custody and seized 4.3 kilograms of gold from him. The overseas markings on the gold have been erased to hide its origin.

Searches on the individual’s premises later led to seizure of 6.8 kg of gold jewelry together with overseas forex (Kuwait Dinar, Qatar Riyal, Oman Rial and many others.) value ₹1.5 lakh.

The accused was arrested on Saturday and produced earlier than a particular courtroom in Visakhapatnam which despatched him to 13-day judicial custody.

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