Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], September 30 (ANI): The Customs department at the Nagpur International Airport on Friday seized gold worth Rs 2.10 crore concealed in a coffee maker, said custom officials.
According to an official, a passenger coming from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) concealed the gold in a coffee makerBased on profiling, a passenger was intercepted and recovery of crude gold weighing 3.497 kg, valued Rs 2.01 crore was made, said officials.
The gold was seized and further investigation is underway, they added.
Earlier this month, two kilograms of gold dust worth over Rs one crore was seized at Mumbai airport in Maharashtra from an Indian family who arrived from Singapore.
According to the Mumbai Customs official, the gold dust, valued at Rs 1,05,27,331, was concealed in the undergarments of the couple and their three-year-old child.
"Based on profiling, Officers of Mumbai Airport Customs on September 12, 2023, seized 24 KT Gold Dust weighing 2.0 kgs from an Indian family travelling from Singapore. The gold was concealed by the two passengers in their inner garments and the diaper of their three-year-old child," said the official. (ANI)