Gold pieces hidden inside hollowed-out dates seized at Delhi airport

Customs officials at Delhi airport on Wednesday seized cylindrical-shaped gold bars that was being smuggled into the country  inside hollowed-out dates.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Customs officials at Delhi airport on Wednesday seized cylindrical-shaped gold bars that was being smuggled into the country inside hollowed-out dates. Another customs officer said that this was the first time such a modus operandi was noticed and they will alert their counterparts at other airports to look out for such cases.

Both passenger, however, was not arrested as the value of gold was less than Rs 20 lakh. Customs officials at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) have bene witnessing unique modus operandi to smuggle gold. Last month, three passengers had tried to smuggle in gold by powdering it and mixing it with an energy drink powder.

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