Sunday, February 27, 2022

Five arrested at Lucknow airport with gold worth Rs over 1 crore

Lucknow: Customs officials at Lucknow Airport on Friday arrested five persons for smuggling gold worth Rs 1.31 crore.

A customs official said that the arrested included three passengers who had flown in from Dubai.

"On specific information, the customs team intercepted three people and searched for them. During their personal search, packets of gold paste totally weighing 3,093 grams were recovered. These were cleverly concealed inside the belt area and inner side of the jeans worn by the two passengers. The third passenger was identified by both the passengers as their handler," said a customs official.

Further, as per the inputs and upon interrogation, the handler admitted that he was supposed to handover the above said gold paste along with the two passengers to two aides who were waiting for them outside the airport. They were also identified and taken into custody.

These two were also identified and taken into custody. All the five persons were placed under arrest under the Customs Act and the recovered gold was seized.

27/02/22 Tanseem Haider/India Today

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