Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Woman arrested with 592gm gold at airport

Jaipur: A 44-year-old woman passenger who arrived at the Jaipur airport from Sharjah was arrested by the sleuths of customs department on Tuesday for allegedly smuggling gold in paste form. She had concealed the gold in a special pocket made in her underwear. 592 gram of gold worth Rs 30,00,500 was seized from her possession.

Sleuths of the customs department posted at the Jaipur airport had a specific input that a woman from Sharjah is coming with gold.

“Initially, her baggage was checked and thereafter a plastic pouch having 637 gram of paste concealed in her underwear was found. Therafter when the 637 gram was melted, we found 592 grams of gold,” an officer said on condition of anonymity.

In the investigation so far, it was found that she was asked to keep the packet with the paste and take it to Jaipur. “Initially, the weight of the paste was 637 gram and after its processing and conversion into gold bar, the pure gold was 592 gram which is worth nearly Rs 30,00,500.

13/01/21 Times of India

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