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Gold Bars Worth Rs. 75 Lakh Recovered from Toilet of International Flight at Delhi Airport

Customs officials at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport have informed that three gold bars worth around Rs. 75 lakh (approximately CAD 122,920) were recovered from the toilet of an international flight. No arrests have been made yet and an investigation is underway.

According to a report citing customs officials, “On the basis of input received and further developed by customs officers at IGI Airport, an aircraft used for international flights was searched upon completion of its international trip at Terminal 3 of IGI in New Delhi on April 17.” While searching the place, two objects affixed/stuck with adhesive tape on the upper side panel of the starboard side lavatory of the flight were found.

The objects were unwrapped and three gold bars were present inside. One was a rectangular gold bar and two were unevenly shaped gold bars, collectively weighing 1400 grams, according to the customs officials. The total value of the three bars is said to be Rs. 74,92,954.

All the items have been seized under Section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962. No arrests have been made as of yet, but investigations are underway to find out who is responsible.

This is a developing story. More to come.

Vineet Washington
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