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Jaipur: 1457 gram gold seized from 4 passengers

The four men belonging to Patan in Gujarat came to Jaipur from Dubai in a SpiceJet flight.

November 20, 2018, 5:16 pm

Gold smuggling Jaipur airport. File photo

Jaipur: The Customs department seized around 1457 gm of gold from four passengers at Jaipur International Airport on Tuesday. The four men belonging to Patan in Gujarat came to Jaipur from Dubai in a SpiceJet flight. According to the customs officials, the four came to the notice of security personnel due to their suspicious behavior. They landed from a flight which arrived from Dubai around noon. After the security check, around 1457 gram of gold - was hidden under a bangle that one of the accused men was wearing on his hands. The four accused are residents of Gujarat and were smuggling gold from Dubai, said a senior customs department officer. After the gold was found, the four were taken into custody for interrogation. The investigation is going on under the supervision of Custom official Subhash Agarwal. With the increasing number of cases, investigative agencies like DRI, CGST, Customs, Income Tax Department, Commercial Tax Department with CISF and airport authorities have been put on alert. The agencies are trying to bust the networks involved in gold smuggling. More than 200 kg of gold was seized at the Jaipur Airport last month. Smugglers used different methods to hide the gold from security forces. In one case, the smuggler kept the gold in his socks, while the other one was hiding it in sandals.

First published: November 20, 2018
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