Friday, October 15, 2021

Gold worth Rs 73 lakh seized at Jaipur airport

Jaipur: A passenger from Sharjah was intercepted by customs officers at Jaipur International Airport with Rs 73 lakh worth gold on Thursday. For the first time this year, a passenger carrying gold in liquid form has been caught at the airport.

The passenger arrived from Sharjah in Air Arabia flight at 5.45am. Officers were suspicious of him. On searching him, they found gold in paste form in polyethylene pouches concealed in his jeans and underwear. The total weight of the gold is 1502.400 gm with 99.50% purity valued at Rs 73,01,664 lakh.

B B Atal, assistant commissioner, International Airport, said, "This was the first time in the year when gold in liquid form was seized. Since we have been checking the equipment properly, criminals are trying to invent new ways to hide gold. The accused has been arrested and court will decide further proceedings".

The person hails from Jodhpur and works as a labourer in a construction company in Sharjah. He was approached by an unidentified man at Sharjah airport who offered to purchase the flight ticket for the accused in lieu of smuggling the gold to India.

15/10/21 Times of India

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