The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Mumbai Customs on Sunday seized unclaimed gold worth over Rs one crore from one of the toilets in an aircraft at the international airport.
The AIU, on basis of information given by the airline’s security staff, seized eight gold bars of 1 kilogram each, totally weighing 8 kilograms valued Rs 1, 82,23,920. The gold bars were recovered from the rear toilet of the aircraft. The gold was in a flight was scheduled to go to Chennai in the morning.
“Officers from the Batch C on their night shift duty were informed by the Indigo security at around 1.30am about the consignment. No airline staff was involved in this case,” said a Mumbai Customs official.
The AIU officers in Indigo’s flight 6E 62 (Dubai- Mumbai), after disembarkation of the passengers recovered the gold.
“The same aircraft was to then fly to Chennai, however, investigations of where the gold had to be taken out is in process and hence nothing can be told as of now,” said an AIU official.