Vasai woman held for gold smuggling
Mumbai - The sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested one woman and seized gold ornaments worth Rs 1.16 crore from her on Saturday. The DRI had a specific intelligence that Farida Juzar Hajuri, a resident of Vasai Road (W), would be arriving from Dubai to Mumbai by Emirates Airways by flight with assorted gold jewellery without declaring the same to customs authorities. Upon her arrival at Terminal 2 of the CSI Airport, she was intercepted by DRI officers. Upon personal search, Farida Juzar Hajuri was found in possession of four bubble wrapped packets containing assorted gold jewellery totally weighing 6.053 kg valued at Rs 1,16,18,854. Gold jewellery was seized since the same was attempted to be smuggled into India in a clandestine manner and in contravention of the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962. The passenger had admitted that she is a member of a smuggling syndicate that routinely send carriers to bring gold/gold jewelry for monetary considerations. The passenger has been arrested under the provisions of Section 104 of the Customs Act, 1962.