India: Two women wrap 2.65kg gold around leg in smuggling attempt from Gulf country

The precious metal worth over Rs10million was being carried in wax form


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Published: Thu 27 Oct 2022, 8:40 PM

Mumbai Airport Customs held two Indian woman passengers on Wednesday for allegedly illegally possessing 2.65kg of gold in a wax form worth over a crore.

The accused were travelling from Dubai and were carrying gold in wax form wrapped around their legs, said customs.

"Mumbai Airport Customs intercepted two Indian lady passengers arriving from Dubai yesterday. On examination, it was found that both were carrying 2.65kg of 24 carat gold in wax form valued at around Rs1.39 crore wrapped in wax form around their leg. Both passengers arrested," said Customs.

Earlier on October 14, the Customs department at Mumbai airport arrested an Indian national with 16 kg of gold worth Rs8.40 crore, said officials on Thursday.

The man was travelling from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Mumbai.

On October 10, a man who attempted to smuggle gold by dipping bath towels in liquid gold was apprehended by Customs officials at the Kochi airport. The accused was identified as Fahad, 26, a native of Thrissur who travelled to Kochi airport from Dubai.

The customs officials said this was the first time they witnessed such a method of smuggling the precious metal.


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