1,102 gold smuggling cases at Mumbai airport in 12 months


Source:  economictimes.indiatimes.com

NEW DELHI: As many as 1,102 cases of gold smuggling were detected at the Mumbai airport between November 2013 and October 2014, Parliament was informed today.

“The gold smuggled through the Mumbai airport was mostly originated from United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Iran,” Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

He further said about 985.5 kilogram of gold valued at about 254.63 crore was seized during the November 2013-October 2014 period and 302 persons were arrested in this connection. More info