An ingenious strategy to smuggle gold on a Dubai-Delhi flight failed when officers carried out an inspection of the aircraft on arrival at Delhi airport.
The officers, tipped in regards to the smuggling, had been on the airport when the aircraft landed and the suspect was taken into custody.
Upon looking out the aircraft, they recovered one ‘U’ formed construction of gold, wrapped in silver colour tape and glued within the rod beneath the seat of the one passenger.
“The said gold weighing 1000 grams is valued at Rs. 48,90,270. The said gold recovered beneath the seat was admitted to be bought by the passenger and seized under Section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962,” mentioned officers.
The passenger, mentioned officers, has admitted to have earlier smuggled one other 2,000 grams of gold.
Further investigation within the matter is beneath progress.