Sunday, September 12, 2021

Gold worth Rs 22 lakh seized from Dubai passenger at airport

Jaipur: The customs department at Jaipur International Airport seized over 450 grams of gold from a passenger who landed from Dubai on Saturday. The gold seized is worth approximately Rs 22 lakh. Further investigation is underway and the passenger is being questioned. Officials claimed that once the questioning is over, he will be arrested.

“Customs officers at Jaipur International Airport on Saturday intercepted a passenger who arrived from Dubai. After thorough examination, approximately 466 grams of gold valued at Rs 22.53 lakh was seized. The gold was concealed in armature (rotating part of motor) of an exhaust fan. The exterior wall of the fan armature was made of silver-coloured metal and the gold was so neatly concealed that no joint was visible. Further investigation is on,” said a statement from the department.

Prior to this, the customs officials had seized around 350 grams of gold in July from a passenger who had landed in Jaipur from Dubai. Before this, the same quantity of gold was found with a passenger who landed from Sharjah.

12/09/21 Times of India

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