Saturday, September 29, 2018

Dubai gold found in Amritsar flyer’s turban

Mohali: Gold smugglers are trying newer ways of sneaking out of Chandigarh International Airport but not getting past the vigilant customs officers, who caught an Amritsar man on Friday after he arrived on an IndiGo flight from Dubai.

Sources in the customs department say that when an X-ray machine at the airport beeped, they knew that Satnam Singh, a passenger from New Kapoor Nagar in Amritsar, was carrying gold. The 942-gram gold moulded into a strip and hidden in the folds of the turban wrapped around his head was worth more than Rs 29.20 lakh, as found later. The man was arrested and, later, released on bail.

This was third gold haul in a month at the airport. On September 3, two men were caught carrying 3.82-kilogram gold worth Rs 1.18 crore concealed in the bathroom slippers, say sources in the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI). On September 19, the customs department seized about 1.90-kg gold worth about Rs 1 crore from Dubai flyer. The gold was concealed in an electric iron, as part of the plate. Accused Kulvinder Singh (46) was from Ludhiana
29/09/18 Times of India
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