Gold seized at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: The officers of Air Intelligence Unit of Customs seized 278.83 grams of gold at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here and detained two persons.

B.B Pattanaik, Assistant Commissioner of Customs, BPI Airport, in a press release said, “Acting on spot intelligence, the Air Intelligence officers intercepted two passengers of Indian origin, hailing from West Bengal and Jharkhand, who had arrived from Bangkok by Air Asia Flight No. FD-112, on April 2.”

“During personal search and frisking of their checked-in baggages led to the recovery of white coloured gold rings of foreign origin thoughtfully concealed beneath the garments buttons,” added the press release.

The press note further said, “The seized gold collectively weighed 278.83 grams having a purity level of 99.9% and has been valued at Rs. 9.08 lakhs. Further investigation in this regard is underway.”

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