Sunday, November 10, 2019

Flyer nabbed with 3kg gold at airport

Ahmedabad: The air intelligence unit (AIU) deployed at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport, nabbed a passenger carrying gold in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Well-placed sources privy to the development confirmed that close to 3kg of gold was seized from a male passenger, who landed at the city airport early on Saturday. The passenger was immediately detained by officials of the AIU.
“The passenger travelled from Bangkok in Thailand, to Ahmedabad via SpiceJet flight, SG-86. Nearly 3kg of gold was found from the passenger, in the form of gold bars,” confirmed the source.
Pure gold price in Ahmedabad stood at Rs 39,200 per 10 gram on Saturday. Based on this, the value of the gold seized from the passenger is estimated to be Rs 1.17 crore.
Queries to the airport customs department elicited no response. Incidents of gold smuggling in the form of jewellery, coins or bars, have gone up over the past few months, said sources.
10/11/19 Times of India
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