Gold worth ₹39 lakh, concealed in capsules, seized at Amritsar airport
The customs officials seized 822 grams of gold from a passenger after his arrival from Dubai at Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar on Sunday.
The officials said the passenger had concealed the gold in form of paste in three plastic covers shaped like capsules in an attempt to deceive the security.
“On Sunday, a passenger, who had arrived at the Amritsar airport from Dubai in Air India’s flight number 930, was intercepted on the basis of suspicion and intelligence-based information. When the passenger was questioned, he admitted the concealment of gold in paste form in three capsules,” said a spokesperson of the customs preventive commissionerate, Amritsar.
The officials said the value of the recovered gold is ₹39 lakh. The passenger’s name was not disclosed, citing ongoing investigation.
On August 24, the customs officials had seized 1,600 kg gold worth ₹78 lakh from a man who landed at the airport on an IndiGo flight from Sharjah. This gold was also melted in paste form to deceive the security.