Mumbai: AIU officers arrested two Chinese national passengers who arrived from Hong Kong by Jet Airways flight and seized 1255 grams of crude gold chain with gold pendant depicting Lord Buddha and buckle made of gold from them valued at Rs 37,65,000.
They have been identified as Zhou Weiwu and Ms. Chen Yanyan. Both admitted in their statements recorded under Sec. 108 of the Customs Act, 1962 to have smuggled crude gold articles in India in order to earn profit from its sale.
In a second case, personal search of one Nagpur-based couple Sanjay Motumal Kukreja and Savita Sanjay Kukreja resulted in the recovery of 585 grams of crude gold bangles and chain valued at Rs 17,55,000.