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Contraband worth nearly Rs 2 crore seized at Kolkata airport

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In a series of seizures at the city airport, customs officials have nabbed several persons and seized contraband including gold and 1,300 mobile phones worth nearly Rs 2 crore, an official said on Saturday.

The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Kolkata Customs on Saturday detained a Bangkok bound Kolkata man for travelling with foreign currencies equivalent to Rs 6.28 lakh without valid documents.

On Friday, a man from Maharashtra’s Thane was nabbed with 1.2 kg of gold worth over Rs 38.59 lakh.

The sleuths late on Friday seized 1,300 mobile phones of various brands valued at around Rs 1.5 crore from eight passengers who arrived from Bangkok.