The Times of India on 7th April reported that a jeweller and his son were arrested for attempting to illegally carry gold jewellery 2 days after they had been were detained at Kolkata airport following the dramatic recall of an IndiGo flight from the runway as it was about to take off for an internal flight to Hyderabad.  The gold, which was an export consignment supposed to be carried by the son to Dubai, was allegedly being diverted for sale in India.  The newspaper says that  questioning of the accused has revealed that the jeweller had smuggled what were meant to be “export” consignments of about 1,100 kg of pure gold jewellery to domestic markets in the last year alone.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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