Friday, October 29, 2021

Jaipur airport officials seizes gold worth Rs 14 lakh; one arrested

Jaipur: Jaipur International Airport’s customs officials arrested one passenger from Dubai for carrying smuggled gold worth Rs 14,21,960 on Thursday.

According to a report published in Times of India, officials recovered 288.430 grams of gold. It was brought from Sharjah to Jaipur, hidden in toys and a hand-grinder, under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962.

The accused had reached Jaipur on an Air Arabia flight.

BB Atal, customs assistant commissioner of Jaipur airport said, 'during an X-ray, we saw some blackish thing hidden in the rods connecting the wheels of a toy. Also, the hand-grinder was metallic, but it was so well polished that without the X-ray nobody would have known. We cut it open and found gold.'

The accused had told the officials that the ticket from Dubai to Jaipur had been bought by some other person and he was just given the toy and hand-grinder to be brought back to India.

He further said that the person who bought the ticket said that the gold would be taken from outside the Jaipur airport.

29/10/21 India Today

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