Gold Seized At Jaipur Airport: The Customs Department has arrested three employees of Air India airlines in connection with gold smuggling of Rs 75 lakh at Jaipur Airport two days ago. All three work on an engineering contract with Air India. After setting up these employees, the smugglers had brought the gold hidden under the seat.
Gold Seized At Jaipur Airport
The Custom Department team has arrested 03 employees of the airlines after a long interrogation. The arrested accused were presented in the Economic Offenses Court of Jaipur on Thursday. On November 16, the Customs team had received a tip-off that gold was being smuggled in the flight. On reaching the flight, the Customs team searched each seat, then one and a half kilograms of gold was found under one seat.
Sent to jail for 14 days
When the Custom Department team interrogated the passenger in custody, then the complicity of the airline employees also came to light. In the case of gold smuggling, the eyes of the Customs Department are on many people.
This is the first time this has been seen, when the staff of the airlines have been arrested in the case of gold smuggling. After which they have been sent to jail for 14 days after producing them in the court. Investigation revealed that they have smuggled more than Rs 6 crore so far.
It is rarely seen that when the Custom Department team goes inside the aircraft and takes action. In most of the proceedings, gold has been caught from the passengers during checking at the airport outside the plane. But this time on the basis of information and suspicion, the team of Custom Department reached inside the flight at night and while investigating, recovered the smuggled gold.