Custom officials foil smuggling of gold at BPIA, two gold capsules valued at Rs.8.20 lakh seized

In yet another attempt, the customs officials have foiled an attempt to smuggle out foreign gold through Bhubaneswar airport. The officials seized two gold capsules worth over Rs.8.20 lakh from a passenger at the Biju Patnaik International Airport(BPIA).

According to the Assistant Commissioner of Customs at the BPIA, the officers of Air Intelligence wing of the custom department at the BPIA, acting on a spot intelligence, intercepted a passenger and seized the gold capsules from his possession.

The passenger of Indian origin, hailing from Chhenai had arrived from Kuala Lumpur by Air Asia flight number AK 31 on the intervening night of December 21. The personal search by the custom officials led to the recovery of two oval shaped gold capsules wrapped with black adhesive tapes concealed in the rectum.

The two gold capsules weighing 254.470 gms having purity of 99.99 per cent and valued at Rs.8,20,156 were seized from him. The investigation is on, custom officials said.

The Insides Speak.