Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Customs at Jaipur airport on extra alert to curb gold smuggling

Jaipur: Cases of gold smuggling at the city airport ahead of Diwali have put customs officials on high alert. They have specifically been told to properly frisk passengers coming from Dubai, Kuwait and Sharjah.

The process of interrogation and arrest of the passenger who was caught on Sunday with 760 grams of gold biscuits was on till Monday evening.

“In recent cases, we have arrested carriers who have brought gold in various forms from Dubai, Kuwait and Sharjah. Ahead of Diwali, we can’t rule out possibility of more attempts by these carriers. Thus, various SOPs have been put in place for our men to be more cautious and vigilant,” said a senior officer of customs department.

In this year, customs authorities at the airport have caught 23 people for gold smuggling. “We have seized nearly 35.257 kg of gold worth nearly Rs 17.653 crore since July especially when Vande Bharat flights from various countries started arriving,” the officer added.

10/11/20 Times of India

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