Jaipur airport: Man with gold worth Rs 17 lakh arrested
Gold biscuits were hidden in a LED light and were spotted during the security check. The gold weights around 583 g and is worth Rs 17 lakh in the international market.
Jaipur: The Customs department on Sunday arrested a man identified as Ganpat Sharma for smuggling 583 g gold worth Rs 17 lakh in the city at Jaipur International Airport. He hid the gold biscuit in a LED light and came from Air Arabia flight. He was caught while he was getting through the security check point at Jaipur international airport. Ganpat Sharma is a resident of Jaipur.
According to the officials, gold biscuits were spotted in the LED light during the security check. The gold weights around 583 g and is worth Rs 17 lakh in the international market.
The smuggler concealed the gold very neatly. However, a security scan of his luggage helped security agencies discover the gold. The gold was seized and the smuggler was arrested. The team is questioning the man to get further details on the smuggling network that he was part of, added officials.
The officer said that the man will be produced in a court. The further investigation is going on.
The smugglers have made the Jaipur international airport a middle spot for gold smuggling from foreign countries to other states including Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and others.
Many cases of gold smuggling attempts at Jaipur International Airport have come to fore over the past few months. Security agencies are keeping a close eye and are alert due to an increase in gold smuggling from other countries.