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UP man arrested at Jaipur airport for smuggling gold biscuits from Saudi Arabia

Six gold biscuits worth Rs 18.67 lakh seized from Mohammad Amir.

March 1, 2018, 6:00 pm

gold biscuits sized at Jaipur aiport

6 gold biscuits seized from a passenger at Jaipur airport on Monday.

Jaipur: Customs at Jaipur international airport seized six gold biscuits worth nearly Rs 18.67 lakh from a passenger on Monday. The passengers coming from Sharjah in an Air Arabia flight had concealed the gold in batteries. He was arrested and booked for smuggling by the customs officials.

Deputy commissioner customs at the airport Basant Gadwal said the mannerism of the passenger later identified as Mohammad Amir raised suspicion.

His luggage was thoroughly checked. The customs officials found six foreign-marked gold biscuits total weighing 700 gram.

“It’s value in the international market has been assessed to be Rs 186783 by a valuer,” said Gadwal.

The above gold six biscuits were recovered from batteries. A total of three batteries concealing the biscuits were recovered from the possession of Mohammad Amir, a resident of New Mandi near Muzaffar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, Gadwal said.

Amir arrived at Jaipur by Air Arabia flight No. G9 435 from Sharjah in the morning.

Further investigation is under process, Gadwal said.

First published: May 15, 2017
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