A person was apprehended at Bengaluru airport with gold hidden in his underwear and trousers. Customs officers found 541.3 grammes of gold paste price ₹26.7 lakh within the possession of the accused.
Final week, a person arrived at Kempegowda Worldwide Airport from Dubai carrying custom-stitched trousers and briefs with gold paste price roughly ₹26.7 lakh. Customs brokers apprehended him, seized the gold, and charged him with responsibility evasion and smuggling.
A male passenger’s try and smuggle gold was foiled by customs officers at Kempegowda Worldwide Airport, who found practically 500 grams of gold hidden in his underpants and trousers.
In response to sources, the ingenious smuggling scheme started on Thursday evening when a flight from Dubai landed. Customs brokers stationed within the arrival space performed passenger profiling and apprehended the person who was performing suspiciously as passengers landed and went to retrieve their baggage.
Customs brokers additionally observed one thing out of the abnormal about his Gulf journey patterns after he was questioned. After that, he was frisked. They found something uncommon about his briefs and trousers in the course of the inspection, and it was later found that his briefs and trousers have been sewn with gold paste bands.
Officers took his waistbands and weighed them, figuring out that they weighed 541.3 grammes and have been price ₹26.7 lakh. He was charged with smuggling in addition to failing to pay customs duties. A brand new investigation is underway to find out whether or not the suspect is a part of a world gold smuggling ring.
In the same case, two males have been arrested at Kempegowda Worldwide Airport earlier this 12 months. Every defendant was stated to have 430 grammes of gold paste of their rectum. The gold seized was estimated to be price ₹41.6 lakh. The 2 males who arrived from Delhi have been apprehended.
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