Monday, October 16, 2023

Bengaluru customs seize 2.3 kg gold worth over Rs 1.3 crore at Kempegowda airport in three days

Bengaluru: The Customs officials at the Kempegowda International Airport seized 598 grams of gold concealed inside a pasta maker. The passenger arrived in Bengaluru from Dubai on Indigo flight 6E-1486. Gold worth Rs 35,37,768 was concealed inside the rods of the pasta machine, according to the Customs officials.

Bengaluru Customs officials had seized 1.7 kg of gold and four Dell laptops from three separate passengers on October 12 and 13. The passengers arrived in Bengaluru from Singapore, Kuwait, and Colombo. The seized gold was worth Rs 1 crore and one passenger was arrested in connection with the seizure.

The passenger who arrived from Singapore concealed the gold inside shoes, trousers packet, and laptops. The seized laptops were worth Rs 1,19, 412. The passenger who arrived from Kuwait concealed 689 grams of gold in his rectum. Gold weighing 103.33 grams was concealed in the undergarments of the passenger who arrived from Colombo.

16/10/2023 Muralidhara Sampangishetty/news nine

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