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Air Intelligence Unit of Customs tightens security at Chennai airport

CHENNAI: Indian Air Intelligent Unit of Customs has tightened security on planes that arrive from abroad and continue on a domestic run immediately at Chennai Airport. Officials have indicated that this is because of a rise in the number of cases where gold is brought by one courier and stashed on the plane in a pre-arranged spot, and picked up ... Read More »

India Civil Aviation accuses customs on hampering safety measures

NEW DELHI: Airline officials said that Indian Civil aviation authorities are desperate to improve safety measures in the country and boost its aviation safety ratings but law enforcement agencies like air customs are undermining these efforts by blatantly flouting rules. Air customs officials, some of whom face charges of colluding with smugglers, refuse to allow airline officials to frisk them ... Read More »

Chennai Customs seizes record 280kg gold haul in 2014

CHENNAI: Indian Customs has seized record 280 kilograms of gold worth 710 million Indian rupees ($11.5 million) at the Chennai Airport. Customs Chief Commissioner S Ramesh said that the amount of gold seized till the end of August this year was `71 crore in Indian rupee which was `55 crore it seized throughout 2013. Gold is brought in primarily from ... Read More »