Monday, November 19, 2018

Woman with Rs 90L gold paste strapped to her waist arrested

Pune: The customs authorities recovered gold worth Rs 90 lakh in the form of paste from a woman in her early 20s at the Pune airport on Sunday.
The woman, identified as Dantas Juenca John, an Indian national and a resident of Mumbai, had come to Pune from Dubai on a SpiceJet flight.
“A personal search of the woman yielded four polythene bags which contained gold in a semi-solid form. The three pouches had been attached to her waist with the help of a belt. The woman’s suspicious appearance made us check her,” a customs official told TOI.
The total weight of the gold was 2,791.43 grams valued at Rs 90,44,235, the official added.
“ The gold paste technique is the latest. Smugglers’ way of carrying gold keeps changing, but we are on alert,” the official added.
19/11/18 Joy Sengupta/Times of India