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Airline staffer found smuggling Rs 31-lakh gold biscuits

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Lungsanliu Gonmei | Updated on: 16 Jul 2018, 07:29:55 PM
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New Delhi:

A person working for an airline at the Delhi international airport and another man was held by the CISF on Monday for allegedly trying to smuggle gold biscuits worth over Rs 31 lakh, officials said.

Md Javed, a passenger service assistant with an airline, was apprehended by CISF officials after he was found moving suspiciously at the Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal-3, they said.

The airline staffer was intercepted inside a bathroom and nine gold biscuits weighing more than 1 kg were seized from him, the Central Industrial Security Force officials said.

The employee, who holds a valid aerodrome entry (AEP) pass, disclosed that he got the biscuits from a passenger coming from Dubai and he was supposed to hand it over to another man waiting in the arrival area outside the terminal, they said.

While the passenger suspected to have smuggled the gold biscuits could not be nabbed, the man waiting to receive it from Javed was apprehended by a CISF team.

The two have been handed over to the Customs authorities, they said.'

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 16 Jul 2018, 07:29:29 PM