Thursday, December 30, 2021

600 gram gold worth Rs 31 lakh seized at Jaipur airport, woman arrested

Jaipur: The customs officials intercepted a woman passenger who landed at the Jaipur international airport on Wednesday morning from Sharjah and seized over 600 gram of gold from her which she had hidden in her undergarments. This is the second seizure of gold at the city airport within four days.

In this case since the gold is over the allowed limit, the passenger was arrested and sent to 14 days judicial custody.

“On the basis of suspicious, customs officials at Jaipur International Airport intercepted one woman passenger who arrived by Air Arabia Flight from Sharjah at 03.20am on Wednesday. During personal search of the passenger, yellowish granular paste packed in two transparent polyethylene pouches duly wrapped with black carbon tape was found concealed in her undergarments. Gold of 99.50% purity, weight 618.40 gram valued at Rs 30.64 lakh was extracted from the paste and was seized under the provisions of Customs Act 1962. Further investigation is going on,” said a customs official. The woman is apparently from Delhi and had gone abroad around a week ago, claimed sources.

This is the fourth time in this month itself that the customs has seized gold from passengers who travelled to Jaipur from abroad.

Just four days back, the customs department at city airport seized nearly 500gm of gold worth around Rs 25 lakh from a passenger who landed from Sharjah in the early hours of Saturday. Just before that, customs officials intercepted a passenger who arrived by an Air Arabia flight from Sharjah and seized nearly 350 gram of gold. Earlier this month, a passenger arrived from Dubai and customs seized 200 gm of gold worth nearly Rs 10 lakh from him.

30/12/21 Times of India

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