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51-year-old caught smuggling gold in his slippers at Mumbai airport

The accused Rahat Ali, 51, was supposed to fly to Delhi when he was caught, police said. An assistant sub-inspector of CISF, noticed the presence of metal in the lower part of Ali’s body during a security check.

mumbai Updated: Apr 05, 2019 08:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
The accused men has been apprehended  by CISF for smuggling two gold bars worth ₹11.12 lakh, concealed in his slippers.
The accused men has been apprehended by CISF for smuggling two gold bars worth ₹11.12 lakh, concealed in his slippers. (HT Photo/Representative Image )

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) apprehended an Indian national, arriving from Bahrain, at the airport on Thursday, for smuggling two gold bars worth ₹11.12 lakh, concealed in his slippers.

The accused Rahat Ali, 51, was supposed to fly to Delhi when he was caught, police said. At 7.20am, Vivek Malik, assistant sub-inspector, CISF, noticed the presence of metal in the lower part of Ali’s body during a security check.

Ali was asked to pass his slippers through the X-ray machine. “During the screening, high-density metal was detected inside the soles of his slippers,” said Hemendra Singh, assistant inspector general, CISF. “On inquiry, he could not produce any valid document [for the gold],” said Singh. He was charged under the Customs Act for smuggling.

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