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Published 16:23 IST, June 6th 2024

Man Arrested For Hiding Rs 78 Lakh Gold Paste Under Aircraft Seat At Pune Airport

Customs officers have arrested a passenger after seizing 24 carat gold, weighing 1,088.3 grams and valued at Rs 78 lakh, concealed by him in a pipe under the seat of an aircraft at the Pune International Airport in Maharashtra.

Edited by: Navya Dubey
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Pune: Customs officers have arrested a passenger after seizing gold paste valued at Rs 78 lakh concealed by him in a pipe under the seat of an aircraft at the Pune International Airport in Maharashtra

Based on profiling, customs officers intercepted the passenger arriving from Dubai on Wednesday. However, nothing objectionable was found during his personal search or baggage examination, officers reported.

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"Since the behavior of the passenger was very suspicious, he was asked if he had concealed anything in the aircraft. Since his answers raised suspicion further, his seat and a few other spots in the aircraft were searched. During the search, a packet of gold paste was found concealed in a pipe under the seat where he was sitting," a Customs official said.

The 24 carat gold, weighing 1,088.3 grams and valued at Rs 78 lakh, was seized, the official said. 

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16:23 IST, June 6th 2024