India: 19-year-old arrested for smuggling Rs10 million worth of gold

Officials found 1.8kg of gold compound in three packets concealed in her undergarments

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Published: Tue 27 Dec 2022, 3:32 PM

A 19-year-old student was arrested at Kerala airport for smuggling gold worth Rs 10 million, local media report.

The girl flew in from a Gulf country, with gold paste concealed in her undergarments.

Local police told media that they acted against her after receiving a tip regarding the smuggling. The girl had exited the airport after a routine Customs check, where no gold was found in her luggage. However, on conducting a bodily search, officials found 1.8kg of gold compound in three packets.

Police officials have handed over the case to the Customs Department for further investigation.

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