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Man Held With Gold Paste In Innerwear, Jeans At Kolkata Airport

The Traveller, Coming From Bangkok, Had Taped The ‘gold Paste’ And Hidden It In His Inner Wear And Bottom Lining Of His Denim Pant.

PTI | Updated on: 15 Jan 2020, 08:18:29 AM
Central Industrial Security Force personnel at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport handed over the passenger to Customs authorities for further probe.

Central Industrial Security Force personnel at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport handed over the passenger to Customs authorities for further probe. (Photo Credit: Representational Image)

Kolkata:

The CISF on Monday nabbed a man coming from Bangkok at the airport here for allegedly smuggling ‘gold paste’ worth Rs 32 lakh by concealing it in his underwear and jeans, officials said.  Passenger Amarjeet Singh was intercepted while he was going to board a connecting flight to Delhi and his frisking led to the recovery of over a kilogram of ‘gold paste’, they said.

The traveller, coming from Bangkok, had taped the ‘gold paste’ and hidden it in his inner wear and bottom lining of his denim pant, they said.

Central Industrial Security Force personnel at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport handed over the passenger to Customs authorities for further probe.

The total value of the seized gold paste is about Rs 32.25 lakh, they added.

In an another incident at this airport on Sunday, four Bangkok-bound passengers were apprehended by CISF personnel with foreign currency worth Rs 68.38 lakh that was concealed in their bags and cellphone equipments.

The seized currencies included US Dollars, Euros and Thai bahts.

All the four men were handed over to Customs department officials.

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First Published : 15 Jan 2020, 08:18:29 AM