Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Gold seized at airport

Jaipur: Customs officials at city airport intercepted a passenger who arrived by an Air Arabia flight from Sharjah at 3:35 am on Tuesday and seized nearly 350 gram of gold from him.

On examination of his checked-in baggage and hand baggage comprising two suitcases in the x-ray machine, unusually dark images of some objects in the wheels were noticed, which indicated concealment of some heavy and precious metal like gold etc. On inquired, the passenger denied being in possession of any such items.

On cutting open the wheels of both the suitcases of the passenger, eight solid roads of fine gold (of 99.99% purity) of different dimensions were found meticulously concealed. The smuggled gold collectively weighing 342 gram valued at Rs 17.2 lakh was seized under the provisions of Customs Act, 1962.

21/12/21 Times of India

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