Mangaluru: Gold Worth Rs 36 Lakh Seized at MIA, Passenger Arrested

Mangaluru: Customs at the International Airport, seized 1.40 kg of gold bars valued over Rs 36 lakh from a passenger who arrived from Dubai on October 1.

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On suspicion, the officers inquired from a frequently flying passenger as to whether he possessed any dutiable items to be declared to the Customs. As the passenger could not provide any satisfactory reply and was incoherent while responding to the officers, his baggage was subjected to detailed examination. The examination resulted in the detection of one unusually heavy voltage converter.

On a thorough examination, the officers detected three rectangular silver paint coated metallic bars, which were ingeniously concealed in coil portion of the voltage converter. The gold assayer has confirmed the bars as pure gold of 24 carat.

On interrogation, the passenger has deposed that he had intentionally concealed the gold bars to avoid detection by Customs and to evade payment of appropriate duties of Customs. Since the gold bars have been smuggled into India in contravention of the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962 read with the Baggage Rules 1998, the gold bars valued over Rs 36 lakh were seized.

The passenger was arrested and produced before the Principal Civil Judge (Senior Division) and Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mangaluru, who remanded him to judicial custody for 14 days. Further investigation is under progress.

Mangaluru Customs has been taking proactive measures of profiling passengers, identifying passengers making short trips without any ostensible reasons, maintaining database of suspicious passengers, zeroing on such suspicious passengers for detailed examination etc., in order to control smuggling of contraband.

12 Comments

  1. Another incident in mangaluru vimaana nildaaana!! Since the report doesn’t identify the culprit, I have every reason to believe that this must be some Govinda Bhatta from Putturu!! I am also quite positive that joker Praveena Pinto would agree with me!! smiles…

    • Original R.Pai – “Since the report doesn’t identify the culprit, I have every reason to believe that this must be some Govinda Bhatta from Putturu!! I am also quite positive that joker Praveena Pinto would agree with me!! smiles…”

      Dear Original RSS Paimaam, a Muslim person, who’s brother is in the Indian air-force, was heckled to death by a mob of unnamed persons in UP, alleging that he ate beef. Since the report doesn’t identify the culprits, I have every reason to believe that they must be some Muslims or Christians like Soopi, Mammade, Montero or de Souza!!!

      However, I am sure it does not consist of any Modi or Bhagavath.

      • Since the report doesn’t identify the culprit, I have every reason to believe that this must be some Govinda Bhatta from Putturu!! I am also quite positive that joker Praveena Pinto would agree with me!! smiles… – Maha Joker Rampa

        But, of course, yes! It HAS to be some “Govinda Bhatta” from Putturu, if not Philadelphia! 🙂

        On another note, .. read on..

        The chaps who sued BP for some 20 Billion USD for the mess done by Deepwater Horizon (WHERE NOT A SINGLE YUMREEKI LIFE WAS LOST) and Boddanna’s response to the Bhopal gas tragedy in which a US company paid out a paltry USD 470 million in compensation for 20,000 dead, thousands more injured, and a city poisoned …… is … well…….. go on….. complete it ya Rampa.

        And the unholy mess unveiling in the Greater Levant… oh well…. it must be the work of …. Pinocchio! Or a holy relic – Kim K! A NATURAL “event”, a natural phenomenon – Like the full moon.. or the seasonal monsoons!

        And the ISI must be the chaps behind the mess in Libya!

        Do we concur, Maha Joker Rampa?

  2. I must have hit a nerve there. smiles…Both sharia-abiding Pincode Pai and Joker Praveena Pinto have reacted to my earlier post clearly showing ‘kumbalaakayi kalla’ syndrome!! LOL One guy refers to distant UP while the second guy goes all the way to Doddanna!! All in response to my post on local vimaana nildaana! LOL This reminds me of our sharia pandita who recently posted a link from 2001 (which turned out to be totally false by the way!!!) in response to on-going ‘jihaadi’ camps for children by peaceful people!! LOL LOL

    How sad and pathetic these people are!! At the same time, it is fun exposing their ignorance on daily basis!!! he..hee…hee!!!

    • I must have hit a nerve there. smiles…Both sharia-abiding Pincode Pai and Joker Praveena Pinto have reacted to my earlier post clearly showing ‘kumbalaakayi kalla’ syndrome! – Maha Joker Rampa

      Billions of drugs smuggled across Mex-Tex! And our Yumreeki Rampa who is ALL RAW nerves jumps like a Rabbit – and that too about some Gold being smuggled in M’lore! Hola!

      Iraq, Syria and Libya are burning issues. BUT for our Maha Joker, Gold smuggling at MIA is!

      Wow! Rampa…… 🙂

      • See this is why you are the joke and joker. Are we talking about US-Mex border? Or, are we commenting on MIA ? Why are you ignoring this report and hard facts involving your friends from republic of kasaragodu? By the way, do you know the name of person involved in this report? LOL I understand why you are embarrassed!! smiles…

        • By the way, do you know the name of person involved in this report? LOL I understand why you are embarrassed!! smiles… – RampaNNA

          Arre, the name should be Dhoomappa Poojari! Need you ask again and again?

          • “name should be Dhoomappa Poojari” says anti-sanaathana joker Praveena Pinto.

            Not sure if you have heard about google!! Try to dig up some information on this incident and get ready to accept why and how I continue to be far superior in my analysis and predictions!! smiles…

    • Another incident in mangaluru vimaana nildaaana!!I must have hit a nerve there. smiles…Both sharia-abiding Pincode Pai and Joker Praveena Pinto have reacted to my earlier post clearly showing ‘kumbalaakayi kalla’ syndrome!! – RampaNNA

      Rampa HIGHLIGHTS some page 15 news.

      He pats himself on the back like he has busted a multi-billion $ drug cartel – SINGLE-handedly.

      Throws in some Kannada words.

      Calls people some names to make himself better.

      And…. probably expects a Pulitzer Prize for his copy-paste work! 🙂

      Ladies men and Gentle Women……… introducing…. the none & only – Rampaaaaaaaaaaaa 🙂

      Gosh! My sides are aching with all this laughter! I have this awful stitch in my sides! And at this rate, I will have to retire forever to Fr. Mullers Hospital with my sides strapped 24x7x365.

      Jai Rampa Ki
      Jai Kumbalakai Ki 🙂

      • I know it hurts Joker Praveena Pinto that how my views are far more accurate and superior than his infantile views!! LOL He has been unsuccessfully trying to discredit my views even though they are based on true reports coming from mangaluru vimaana nildaana. He, similar to many other dishonest secular individuals, refuses to acknowledge the reality and common factor behind these incidents. Any person with minimum IQ and an ounce of self-respect would wonder why is it that only one community is behind almost every single incident of gold smuggling. Then again, it requires self-respect and intelligence. smiles…

        • Then again, it requires self-respect and intelligence. smiles… -Rampa

          “Intelligence” & “self-respect” to copy-paste stuff provided on a platter to you? Don’t be such a joker ya Rampuji.

          The point is – WHAT do you hope to achieve by going after a particular group? After all, people do know how to read you know! You have been copy-pasting such stuff since 1940! Have those incidents stopped?

          Methinks that you have nothing better to do.

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