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3 arrested at Mumbai airport with gold worth over Rs 90 lakh

ANI
Published : Jul 31, 2017, 7:41 pm IST
Updated : Jul 31, 2017, 7:41 pm IST

Three people were arrested on consecutive days from July 29-31, who were trying to sneak in with large quantity of gold.

The gold statue of Lord Buddha seized from the airport, in Mumbai. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)
 The gold statue of Lord Buddha seized from the airport, in Mumbai. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Mumbai: The officers of Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Mumbai customs have arrested several people in last three days for carrying huge quantities of gold at the Mumbai airport.

Three people were arrested on consecutive days from July 29-31, who were trying to sneak in with large quantity of gold.

AIU has recovered gold statue of Lord Buddha valued at Rs. 29,50,000 from 33-year-old Dipesh Kashiani, who had arrived Mumbai airport from Bangkok on July 31.

Another person, 26-year-old Shahid Iqbal was intercepted from the domestic Airport Mumbai on July 30. He was caught with gold worth Rs. 31, 63,000. He was hiding the gold bars in his shoes

In a similar incident, 34-year-old Kishore Kumar Khera got arrested for carrying gold worth Rs. 31,13,000 from his hand bag and stacked on his body.

Expecting a spurt in the number of gold smuggling cases during the festive season, AIU had geared up to tackle this problem.

Tags: air intelligence unit, gold smuggling, mumbai airport
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)