Thursday, November 21, 2019

Flyer held at Ahmedabad airport with 1.8kg of gold

In the second major seizure of gold in a month at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport, the air intelligence unit (AIU) nabbed a passenger in the wee hours of Wednesday. The passenger was travelling with 1.8kg gold smuggled in from Abu Dhabi, the UAE.
A well-placed source said that the passenger was travelling on Etihad Airways flight EY-288, which landed at the city airport at around 3am on Wednesday. “The passenger was carrying gold in the form of various miscellaneous items, all of which were concealed in his baggage,” said the source.

Pure gold price settled at Rs 39,500 per 10 gram, including 3% goods and services tax (GST), in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, Accordingly, the price of the smuggled gold is estimated to be Rs 71.1 lakh.

The source said that the passenger has been arrested and further investigation is under way.
21/11/19 Niyati Parikh/Times of India
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