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Air Intelligence unit

Sri Lankan couple uses kid to smuggle gold, arrested by Air Intelligence Unit

The couple’s travel history revealed frequent and very short trips to locations including Singapore.

19 Feb 2019 6:40 AM

Customs seize Rs 1cr gold from dustbin

The investigators are yet to ascertain the identity of the person who was to collect the gold from the dustbin.

15 Sep 2018 2:03 AM

Customs seizes gold worth Rs 47 lakh

Officials said that 15 gold bars of 10 tolas each, which weighed 1,748 grams, were found.

16 Aug 2018 6:36 AM

AIU recovers gold worth Rs 1crore in 8 seizures

The AIU intercepted another woman, Samia Babiker Aibabi and seized four gold bars weighing 466 grams.

22 Jul 2018 2:51 AM

AIU nabs 2 syrians over medicine smuggling bid

The arrested persons were identified as Khaldoun Jouda and Tarmanini Ali, both holding Syrian passports, who had come from Istanbul.

16 May 2018 3:07 AM


Nine gold bars worth Rs 30 lakh recovered from aircraft

The official informed that the collective worth of the seized gold was Rs 2,973,652.

01 May 2018 6:06 AM

Gold dust, bars worth 1.37 crore seized in 3 raids

The third seizure comprised six gold bars from Bunty Ramchandani alias Bharat Kukreja, who had arrived by a domestic carrier from Guwahati.

02 Apr 2018 1:21 AM

Diamonds worth Rs 6 crore disguised as chocolate, seized

The diamonds seized during interception weighed 3290.8 carat and were valued at Rs 6.63 crore.

26 Mar 2018 1:29 AM

Smuggler conceals gold in knee caps, held

The arrests were carried out with the help of Sahar police who was informed about the accused being in a hotel in their jurisdiction.

13 Feb 2018 5:20 AM

AIU arrests six, seizes gold worth Rs 96 lakh

AIU examined the contents of the suitcase and recovered gold foils weighing 348 grams worth Rs 9.31 lakh.

11 Jan 2018 4:09 AM


AIU customs officials arrest four for smuggling 13 gold bars worth Rs 47 lakh

The accused had hidden the gold bars in their rectum so that they could get away undetected.

30 Oct 2017 2:50 AM

3 arrested at Mumbai airport with gold worth over Rs 90 lakh

Three people were arrested on consecutive days from July 29-31, who were trying to sneak in with large quantity of gold.

31 Jul 2017 7:41 PM

AIU nabs three flyers, seizes gold worth Rs 36 lakh

The official said that the profiling of the fliers helps them filter those persons who fly frequently and make short trips.

25 Jul 2017 2:19 AM

Customs seizes gold bars worth Rs 1.10 crore in three separate cases

The first seizure was made based on intelligence while the second was based on profiling.

23 Jun 2017 2:42 AM

Ground staff arrested in airport gold smuggling case

Upon interrogation, Dalal accepted his role as the person who would retrieve the gold from the dustbin and carry it outside the airport.

25 Apr 2017 2:27 AM


Smugglers conceal 2.9 kg gold in rectum

Two smugglers were intercepted in Mumbai on Saturday and one on Friday amounting to gold seized over Rs 1 crore.

17 Apr 2017 2:32 AM

Two Lankan passengers arrested in Mumbai for smuggling gold bars from Dubai

The two apprehended are frequent fliers to India and are in trading activities in textile material, readymade garments and cosmetics.

16 Apr 2017 4:00 PM

AIU recovers drugs worth Rs 1.47 crore at Mumbai airport

The AIU official could recover drugs worth Rs 1.47 crore from Vanessa De Kock who was travelling to Addis Ababa by Ethopian Airways flight.

26 Mar 2017 8:46 PM

Singapore resident held with 12 gold bars at airport

Palaniyandy, whose home town is Sathiyamangalam in Pudukkottai district in Tamil Nadu, lived in Singapore with his wife and children.

08 Mar 2017 6:38 AM

Airport customs seize 16 gold bars worth Rs 57 lakhs in Mumbai

Earlier in February, the suspect was caught travelling with a 32 gm gold coin and 7 cartons of Gudang Garam.

26 Feb 2017 7:46 AM