Saturday, July 30, 2022

Gold Ornaments Worth ₹ 40 Lakh Seized At Kolkata Airport

Kolkata: Gold ornaments worth around ₹ 40 lakh were seized by Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) on Friday at Kolkata airport.

"2 more seizures were done by AIU yesterday from two people at Kolkata International Airport. 539.1 gms of 24K gold and rhodium plated chain weighing 228.5 gms, collectively valued at ₹ 40 lakhs approximately were seized," informed the customs department.

Kolkata Customs informed that they acted on intelligence after which two seizures were effected by AIU.

Further investigation into the matter is underway. The cases of multiple gold recovery within a few days are a matter of concern for the administration.

Earlier on Tuesday, rummaging through a Bangkok-Kolkata SpiceJet flight, Air Intelligence officers at the Kolkata airport recovered 12 cut pieces of foreign-origin gold bars, worth over ₹ 30 lakh. The total weight of the gold was approximately 600 grams.

The team of the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at the Kolkata airport started rummaging through the SpiceJet aircraft (SG-743). According to the Officers of the AIU team, the 12 cut pieces of gold bars were found stuck deep inside a hollow pipe of a seat located on the 20th row of the aeroplane, wrapped with black adhesive tape.

30/07/22 NDTV

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