Punjab

Customs department seizes large amount of cash at Amritsar airport

By Shgun S -- September 18, 2022 9:21 pm -- Updated:September 18, 2022 9:21 pm

Amritsar, September 18: The Customs department recovered a large amount of cash at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar, sources informed on Sunday.

Reportedly, the Indian currency seized by the customs can be millions. The officials have been counting the recovered cash.

The money was found in the luggage of a passenger coming from Dubai.

More details are awaited.

Earlier on Friday, the customs department seized gold worth Rs 54.70 lakhs from a passenger coming from Dubai at the Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport.

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According to a statement, the gold was seized from an employee of SpiceJet airlines who came down from aerobridge stairs after entering Flight no. SG56 from Dubai to Amritsar on Friday night and was intercepted by officers of Customs, SGRDJI Airport, Amritsar at 4:20 am.

The said employee disclosed that he was smuggling gold by the same modus operandi for the last three months and he had made several attempts so far including this consignment. The said employee has been arrested by the Customs Officers. The Customs department is carrying out searches in the case.

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-PTC News

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