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Mangalore: Attempt to smuggle 6 kg of gold in chocolates foiled at Airport

Mangalore: Attempt to smuggle 6 kg of gold in chocolates foiled at Airport

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Feb 16: In a major haul, the officials of the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) on Saturday February 16 seized 6 kg of gold from a passenger at Mangalore International Airport.

The accused has been identified as Mohammed Haq from Bhatkal.

He arrived from Dubai by the evening flight on Saturday.

Reliable sources said that he was trying to smuggle in 6 kg of gold by concealing it in Cadbury and other chocolates.

The value of the seized gold is well over Rs 1.5 crore.

Haq has been arrested and the gold has been confiscated by the officials.

Further investigations are on.

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  • mahesh, udupi

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    LINEKER company da pudar haaland maare. Nana ee chocolate toonaga Customs dagl Rapakka sartha aaper. Lol..........

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  • iqbal, kundapura

    Tue, Feb 19 2013

    Bad luck this time best of luck for next time..

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  • PRINCE, MUMBAI

    Mon, Feb 18 2013

    hello dear what r u thinking that V Mumbai Customs are closing the eye and seating that u easily say that come to Mumbai or Hyderabad , again teach them to do the same crime what nonsense lesson is teaching u ... v r going to stop the crime ...U can bring 10 kg of Gold with Custom Declaration ...if u go without Declaration than it is out of law uner section 135(1) a & b custom Act,1962 ,under section 135(1) (i)(c) ok u can be punishable ok plz dont advise any wrong think....

    Best Regard
    PRINCE ...

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  • Alred Owin, Muscat

    Mon, Feb 18 2013

    I think the bacha is new to the smugling market...he might have thought X ray would not identify gold..

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  • A.M Shaikh, Dubai, Belapu, Kaup

    Sun, Feb 17 2013

    we Indian must stop corruption and reduce population in our country. other wise its killed us. In this case See later how many peoples behind Mohammed Haq. How many Raaja's and how many Praja's. This is "RAATHON RAATH AMIR BANNE KA KHAWB".

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  • William, Bantwal

    Sun, Feb 17 2013

    When I came for my mother's funeral three years back, they noticed a bangle in my small hand bag. The customers asked me to show the bangle. I showed it. It was a sample glass bangle given by my wife for measurement. Now the gold rate is very and hardly any body can buy it. So why to bring such choclates and give to customers ??? They are very happy to chew it and they eat it without any hesitation. Better take the family to Dubai and buy as much she can wear. Mangalore is not a safe place to bring gold. Come through Mumbai or Hyderabad.

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  • Edward Pinto, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Feb 17 2013

    What an idea sirji. This time cadbury, next time blackberry

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  • Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh

    Sun, Feb 17 2013

    Sure it looks like a smuggling racket associated with a syndicate and Bhatkal is always in the news for these kind of smuggling activities.A fast buck sometime and price of custom duty sometime,i.e no ill feeling!.

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  • Jawar D'Souza, M'lore/Doha

    Sun, Feb 17 2013

    This is very simple common sense, I dont think one can spend 1.5 crores of hard earned money on smuggling gold, either he had some assurance from the customs dept who let him down or he is with some big smugler who would give him some share of the profit.
    Anyway I think if he would have wrapped it with black garbage bag it might have gone un detected, I have heard so not sure,for I dont have to do that.

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  • avani, mlore

    Sun, Feb 17 2013

    Jossy Saldana has a point here. 6.5kg of gold means nearly AED 1.1 million. Either he is regular into this business & minting money to buy such kind of gold or some big smuggler has used him to send this gold. It is a pure case of professional smugling.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Sun, Feb 17 2013

    Cadbury Chocolates cost is Rs.1.5 crores ! Thanks to Kasargod Embassy !
    I will be leaving for Manipal on Friday,now I am in double mind whether to buy Cadbury Chocolates or not because customs officials will make passengers waiting who carry CADBURY ! Specail SCREENING...

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  • Krishna Kant, Mangalore/Moodbidri

    Sun, Feb 17 2013

    Guy's why make fun, maybe he had plans for better future if he would have escaped without getting caught.God knows... beside that why he will not try to smuggle, is our customs flexible? these days you guys who are abroad cannot get your own jewellery easily. so why make fun of others?

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  • Anita Prabhu, Vancouver, BC

    Sun, Feb 17 2013

    These guys brain works much better when it comes to crimes, smuggling and rape...

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  • Anamika, Dubai

    Sun, Feb 17 2013

    Good to know that from last 3 - 4 months customs officials in airport started working for the country.. Earlier all these smuggling was overlooked for sake of their personal benefits.. Good improvement.

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  • Agnel, Kemman/Kuwait

    Sun, Feb 17 2013

    Bhatkal or Kasargod,these people spoiling Mangalores name.

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  • Vincent Praveen Castelino, Pernal / Mumbai

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    By all means!!! we want to show that we are super rich!!!.
    Human Nature...
    Few... "Bhatkalites" have made "Headlines" and are "Getting Famous" from the last couple of years for all the wrong reasons!!! in Karnataka.
    DRI ...should always keep a "Eagle's Eye".

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  • gabrial dsouza, shirva/sharjah

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    what a idea? he is a reseacher. next time some will bring jellebi mixed with bangles and bundhi laddoos instead of feraro chocolate.promote the customs officer. make good roads in mangalore by seizing the gold.

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  • Anitha D'souza, Pangla/Shankerpura

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    His chocolates idea didn't work.Next gold laddus. coming soon.

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    Within a very short period of time Mangalore Airport became famous, thanks to Bhatkal and Kasargod passengers.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    Is Mohammed Haq a rocket scientist in Dubai to earn 1.5 CR........

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  • C Sharath, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    jesse, kuwait mangalore...Gold cake he will get now very soon. Its in the compound adjesent to Canara Collge-Kodialbail.

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  • jesse, kuwait mangalore

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    I heard about gold biscuits ....... Now gold chocolates.......may be after few days gold cake......!

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  • russell dsouza, muscat

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    Bathunda kori,  ponda thethi ?. Poundu

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  • Juliet Mascarenhas, Bejai/Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    I had heard of Gold Biscuits. In the modern world even gold chocolates are available. We are advanced.

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    COSTLY CHOCOLATE!!!!6 KG gold?Is it 'BELLA'or 'BAJIL'For the small amount tax benefit he lost principal wealth!!

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  • C Sharath, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 16 2013

    It either has to be Bhatkal or Kasargod...god do they have any factories to produce these kinds ???

    Gold in cadburry cover ??? is he out of his mind, Does this man know how does x-ray screening work ?

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