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Mumbai-based smugglers arrested with gold worth over 2 crore

  • The accused duo was travelling in AC-1 compartment of a Delhi-bound train. The gold bars were found to be concealed in specially tailored cloth vests.
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Updated on Feb 09, 2021 10:45 PM IST
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By Avinash Kumar, Patna

J-K police bust inter-state racket, recover gold biscuits worth Rs 80 lakhs

On Friday, Reasi SSP Rashmi Wazir received information from reliable sources that few persons based in Delhi and Katra are running illegal business by bringing gold from Guwahati.
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Updated on Dec 12, 2020 08:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent

Kerala assembly Speaker rules out resignation, denies gold smuggling link

P Sivaramakrishnan acknowledged that knew Swapna Suresh, one of the accused in the in the smuggling case, but only as an employee of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) consulate and was not aware of her past or other dealings.
Kerala assembly Speaker P Sivaramakrishnan has been under fire from the Congress and the BJP for his alleged links with one of the main accused in the gold smuggling case.(HT PHOTO)
Kerala assembly Speaker P Sivaramakrishnan has been under fire from the Congress and the BJP for his alleged links with one of the main accused in the gold smuggling case.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 10, 2020 09:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent

3 gold seizures in 3 days at Patna station confirm new smuggling modus operandi

The back-to-back seizures have revealed that smugglers from states such as Maharashtra, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are increasingly using long-distance trains to smuggle gold into Delhi and other parts of the country
Gold bars seized from Delhi bound long distance trains arriving at the Patna railway junction.(Sourced Photo)
Gold bars seized from Delhi bound long distance trains arriving at the Patna railway junction.(Sourced Photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 12:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

66.4 kg gold smuggled through Myanmar border & headed for Punjab seized

The gold, headed for Punjab, was found to be concealed inside the fuel tanks of the trucks, said officials.
Each bar of gold weighed 166 grams and there were 400 such bars hidden in the fuel tanks of the trucks.(REUTERS Photo/Representative use)
Each bar of gold weighed 166 grams and there were 400 such bars hidden in the fuel tanks of the trucks.(REUTERS Photo/Representative use)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 01:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal

Double whammy: Central agencies suspect Kodiyeri’s role in gold smuggling case

Kodiyeri’s business partner summoned, embarrassed Kerala secretary may go on leave.
Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of CPI(M) state Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, was arrested by the ED in Bengaluru on Thursday.(ANI)
Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of CPI(M) state Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, was arrested by the ED in Bengaluru on Thursday.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 03, 2020 06:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Two held with 3.3 kg gold worth Rs 1.3-crore gold at Amritsar airport

The passengers coming from Dubai had concealed the gold in the form of wires fitted inside items including toys.
The smuggled gold was moulded in the form of wires concealed in toys and parts of bracelets.(HT Photo)
The smuggled gold was moulded in the form of wires concealed in toys and parts of bracelets.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 06:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar

Woman held with gold worth over Rs 23 Lakh at Lucknow airport

The passenger used a novel way of smuggling the yellow metal. She converted the gold into rings, got them polished with rhodium and got them fixed into her handbag and cargo pants. She was able to escape the customs checking
The woman allegedly got the gold rings polished with rhodium (above) and then fixed them into her handbag (right).(Sourced)
The woman allegedly got the gold rings polished with rhodium (above) and then fixed them into her handbag (right).(Sourced)
Updated on May 18, 2019 09:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava, Lucknow

51-year-old caught smuggling gold in his slippers at Mumbai airport

The accused Rahat Ali, 51, was supposed to fly to Delhi when he was caught, police said. An assistant sub-inspector of CISF, noticed the presence of metal in the lower part of Ali’s body during a security check.
The accused men has been apprehended by CISF for smuggling two gold bars worth ₹11.12 lakh, concealed in his slippers.(HT Photo/Representative Image)
The accused men has been apprehended by CISF for smuggling two gold bars worth ₹11.12 lakh, concealed in his slippers.(HT Photo/Representative Image)
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 08:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Gold smuggling from Gulf sees a rise

Gold smuggling from Gulf countries has seen a spurt in recent months with the customs department at Lucknow airport seizing the precious metal worth Rs 30 lakh from two passengers, who came here from Dubai in the last two days.
The customs official said till some years back smugglers themselves used this route (Lucknow airport) for smuggling gold and cigarettes.(HT Photo)
The customs official said till some years back smugglers themselves used this route (Lucknow airport) for smuggling gold and cigarettes.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 19, 2019 03:17 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava

Gold pieces weighing 1.75kg, worth Rs 56 lakh, found hidden in lavatories of IndiGo aircraft

Amandeep Singh, additional commissioner customs, said the gold was recovered early Tuesday by the airline’s security staff when they were sweeping it.
Police said the gold pieces were wrapped in black and brown adhesive tapes and hidden behind the mirrors in the lavatories—one in the front of the aircraft and two at the rear.(Getty Images / Representative Photo)
Police said the gold pieces were wrapped in black and brown adhesive tapes and hidden behind the mirrors in the lavatories—one in the front of the aircraft and two at the rear.(Getty Images / Representative Photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 09:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

32.6 kg gold worth Rs 10 crore seized from Pakistani truck at Attari border

As per the officials, the truck driver, identified as Gul Khan of Jhelum district in Pakistan, has been let off after prima facie probe revealed he had ‘no role’ in the smuggling bid.
Customs department have seized gold plates weighing 32.6 kg from a Pakistan truck which reached at Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari border in Amritsar.(HT Photo)
Customs department have seized gold plates weighing 32.6 kg from a Pakistan truck which reached at Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari border in Amritsar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 11:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent

20 kilogram of gold seized, 5 Bhutan nationals held from New Delhi station

The DRI officials said there has been a spurt in the number of seizures of gold being smuggled into India from China, Myanmar and Bhutan via the land border
Senior DRI officials said the gold was to be supplied to markets such as Kucha Mahajani in Old Delhi and Karol Bagh.(HT File Photo)
Senior DRI officials said the gold was to be supplied to markets such as Kucha Mahajani in Old Delhi and Karol Bagh.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 02, 2018 09:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Man hides 20 gold bars worth Rs 63 lakh in Mumbai airport toilet bin, arrested

The accused Nasir Khan, 35, arrived from Dubai and authorities suspect he is a carrier who was asked to smuggle the gold worth Rs 63 lakh for a commission.
The 20 gold bars weighed around 2.3kg.(HT Photo)
The 20 gold bars weighed around 2.3kg.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2018 12:05 PM IST
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Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Man held at Delhi airport for smuggling 1 kg gold by hiding it in his rectum

The passenger admitted that he had smuggled three kilograms gold valued at approximately Rs 93.32 lakh during his past trips.
A man was arrested at the Delhi aiport for trying in smuggle in 1 kg gold hidden in his rectum.(Reuters file photo)
A man was arrested at the Delhi aiport for trying in smuggle in 1 kg gold hidden in his rectum.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on May 24, 2018 03:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Racket busted: 2 fliers use 2 airline bus drivers to sneak 40 lakh gold out of Mumbai airport

The two passengers and two bus drivers were arrested.
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Updated on Mar 29, 2018 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
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