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19 gold bars found in checked-in washing machine at Mumbai airport

The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) seized 19 gold bars, concealed inside the motor of a washing machine, which a passenger was carrying in his check-in luggage, on the wee hours of Monday.

india Updated: May 03, 2016 10:11 IST
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The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) seized 19 gold bars, concealed inside the motor of a washing machine

The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) seized 19 gold bars, concealed inside the motor of a washing machine, which a passenger was carrying in his check-in luggage, on Monday morning.

“Mohamnad Aslam Shaikh, who has an Indian passport, arrived in the city from Riyadh. Gold bars were concealed inside the motor of a washing machine in his luggage. They were found during screening,” said an AIU officer, adding that 19 gold bars weighed 2,204 grams and are valued at around Rs60.15 lakh.

After Shaikh was taken into custody, the AIU officials interrogated him. According to the officials, Shaikh said he was to meet another person.

He revealed that there was another person waiting for him at the airport and the gold was to be handed over to him.

“We have held t he man, Sal man Khan. He was waiting for Shaikh outside the airport,” said an AIU officer. Investigations are on about where t he gold was being brought from and if more persons were involved.