A man cleverly came to India from Dubai carrying 2.5 kg of gold in a life jacket, but could not escape the eye of the customs department and was caught at the airport in Delhi. The Customs Department at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday morning seized a total of 2.5 kg of gold kept under the flight seat.
According to customs officials, the gold was hidden in a life jacket and kept under the seat on a SpiceJet flight from Dubai. The suspected accused passenger is an Indian national, who is returning to India after three years in custody. He claimed that he was asked to leave the gold on the flight. At present, the investigation of the matter is going on.
One Indian passenger detained after Customs Department at IGI Airport in Delhi seized 2.5 kg gold worth over a crore concealed in the life jacket, this morning. It was placed under the seat on a Spicejet flight from Dubai. Probe underway pic.twitter.com/O9eQoipwux
— ANI (@ANI) November 16, 2021
News agency ANI has also shared the picture of the seized gold. It is being told that the price of this 2.5 kg gold will be more than one crore. At present, the accused is in the custody of the police.
Let us tell you that there have been cases of gold smuggling at Delhi airport in a strange way. In September, the Customs Department of Delhi arrested two Uzbekistan nationals who had come from Dubai on charges of smuggling gold by hiding them in their mouths at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. During the search, 951 grams of gold and a metal chain were recovered in the form of dentures from them.