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Customs officials seize gold, memory cards worth Rs34.9m

Customs officials seize gold, memory cards worth Rs34.9m

MUMBAI: Gold and memory cards worth Rs 34.9 million have been seized by customs department officials at the New Courier Terminal (NCT).

According to a release by the customs department, two packages, which had come from Hong Kong and Bangkok and claimed to have been carrying Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) devices for computers by their senders, were examined yesterday.

Upon opening the first consignment, 36 packets carrying 43,020 pieces of memory cards, concealed with brown tape inside the box of the UPS, were found, it said, adding the market value of the goods, which have been seized, is about Rs 17.2 million.

In the second package, which was supposed to be carrying four computer UPS, six gold bars (weighing a total of six kg) were found inside it. The gold, valuing about Rs 1.77 crore, has been seized, the release said.

Both the packages were misdeclared and were not carrying UPS but the confiscated goods, it said.

Efforts are on to nab the accused in the case, a senior customs official said.