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Customs seize gold worth Rs 6 cr hidden in soap bars

Officials seized the consignment from the courier terminal outside international airport

In yet another major haul, officials from Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Customs confiscated gold bars worth R6 crore from the courier terminal outside the international airport on Tuesday around 10 pm.

Customs officials said this was the first time that smugglers tried to sneak in gold via the courier terminal
Customs officials said this was the first time that smugglers tried to sneak in gold via the courier terminal

Though the gold was cleverly concealed in the soap bars, the excess weight of the consignment raised suspicion in the minds of the AIU officials. It was here when the officials cut open the soap bars, they discovered the gold.

AIU officials said though the courier had come via Daman, it was sent from Rajasthan and Jharkhand. “Investigation revealed that both the addresses mentioned on the consignment were fake.

It seems that the smugglers have changed their modus operandi. This is a first case, wherein we have caught gold at the courier terminal. The consignment was shipped through Lynx Courier Company,” said an official.

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