Gold worth Rs. 1 . 7 mn seized at Goa airport

Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Customs officials Mon seized gold worth Rs 1 . 7 million from a resident of Chennai at the international airport here, the statement said.

The statement issued by the customs section said that the accused had journeyed to Goa from Mumbai by an Air India plane and had been handed over the 600 gms of gold by an international passenger at the Mumbai international airport.

“The passenger on being asked about the reason for his Goa visit, informed thathe is into sale for supari (betel nut) and that he’s come to take orders form the big hotels in Goa, ” the particular statement reads, adding that the passenger stumbled when he was asked further by the Customs officials.

Customs officials are now looking to track down the international passenger who else had passed on the gold towards the accused.


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Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Customs officials Mon seized gold worth Rs 1 . 7 million from a resident of Chennai at the international airport here, the statement said.

The statement issued by the customs section said that the accused had journeyed to Goa from Mumbai by an Air India plane and had been handed over the 600 gms of gold by an international passenger at the Mumbai international airport.

“The passenger on being asked about the reason for his Goa visit, informed thathe is into sale for supari (betel nut) and that he’s come to take orders form the big hotels in Goa, ” the particular statement reads, adding that the passenger stumbled when he was asked further by the Customs officials.

Customs officials are now looking to track down the international passenger who else had passed on the gold towards the accused.

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