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‘Again gold smuggling’: Man arrested at airport with gold worth Rs. 2crore

The Customs has seized smuggled gold worth Rs. 2 crore from a passenger. The Customs department at Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport in Lucknow has recovered 3.85 kg gold in form of biscuits worth Rs 2.09 crore from a passenger travelling from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

“The passenger had cleverly wrapped the gold biscuits and kept them in a black pouch in his undergarment. On suspicion, he was thoroughly checked which led to the detection of 33 gold biscuits,” said Niharika Lakha, deputy commissioner, customs, Lucknow airport.

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This is the third biggest gold haul in the history of the Lucknow airport. The passenger has been detained for questioning.


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