Customs booked 2 memory card smugglers
The arrested – Ashok Rattan (56) and Pooja Talwar (30) -arrived from Bangkok on a Thai
Customs officials said 62,400 pieces of 2GB cards were seized from them. During interrogation Rattan said Pooja was his assistant, and they decided to smuggle in memory cards after his business ran into losses.
Acting on a tip-off that memory cards in huge numbers were being smuggled into the country, officers of the air intelligence unit at the airport kept a close watch on the passengers arriving from Bangkok.
Late on Tuesday night, the officers spotted the two walking in uncomfortably. On patting them down, the officers found the memory cards concealed in stockings worn over their legs.
The passengers admitted that they were smuggling in the memory cards for trading them in Chennai at a marked-up price. Both passengers were arrested under the Customs Act, 1962. Further investigation is on to nab the kingpins.
Customs officials have been on a high alert for the last few days as gold smuggling from Colombo to Chennai