2 women held at B’luru airport for smuggling foreign goods

Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print

Bengaluru, 04 Mar 2021: Two women were arrested at the Bengaluru airport for allegedly smuggling in foreign goods, including iPhones, saffron, aromatic tobacco and cigars, an official said on Wednesday.


"The duo was taken into custody on landing at the Kempegowda international airport for smuggling in goods, including iPhones, saffron, tobacco and cigars into the city," said a Customs official here.


The Customs air intelligence wing estimated the value of the smuggled goods to be around Rs 78 lakh and seized from the accused.


"The accused, aged 36 and 33 years, flew into the city on Monday in an Emirates flight from Dubai via Mumbai on Monday. They hail from Ahmedabad and Mumbai," said the official.


Of the exotic goods siezed, 30 were the latest models of Apple’s iPhones, including 28 max models and two 12 PRO models, combinedly valued over Rs 40 lakh.


On inspecting the duo’s luggage, the Customs officials also found 10 air pods valued at 2.5 lakh.


"The accused also tried to smuggle in 57kg of saffron valued at Rs 35 lakh, a packet of Cuban cigars worth Rs 5,000 1,775kg tobacco worth Rs 24,500," recalled the official.


"On profiling the passenger, the 2 women were caught and handed over to the police. They were arrested and released on bail on Tuesday," added the official.


As regular and direct international flights have not been resumed due to the Covid-induced restrictions, many passengers land at Delhi or Mumbai and take a connecting flight to the city with contraband goods.



Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print
Write your Comments on this Article
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment   You have characters left.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
Disclaimer: Kindly do not post any abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful material or SPAM. BelleVision.com reserves the right to block/ remove without notice any content received from users.
New State Bank of India, Customer Service Point
Cool House ConstructionCool House Construction
Ruby JubileeFr. Clement Mascarenhas

Rev. Fr. Clement Mascarenhas

Veez Konkani IllustratedVEEZ Konkani

Weekly e-Magazine

Uzvaad FortnightlyUzvaad Fortnightly

Call : 91 9482810148

Your ad Here
Power Care
Nissi Infinity
Ryan Intl Mangaluru
Ryan International
Mandavi AcropolisMandavi Acropolis
pearl printing
Anil Studio

Konkani Literature World

Grace Ministries