Saturday, July 21, 2018

Indian arrested for trying to smuggle gold inside sweet wrappers

A passengerr on a flight from Bahrain to India has been arrested for trying to smuggle gold inside chocolate and chewing gum wrappers.

The Indian passenger had tried to bypass Customs officers at Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, with 384.1 grams of gold worth around BD6,640, according to the Indian daily newspaper Deccan Herald.

His arrest was announced on Thursday and he had travelled from Bahrain onboard Gulf Air flight GF282.

“Smugglers presume Customs here will not check chocolates or chewing gum, which are part of most passengers’ baggage coming from abroad,” said Bengaluru additional Customs commissioner Harsh Vardhan Umre.
21/07/18 Sandeep Singh Grewal/GDN Online