Rs 15 lakh worth smuggled gold seized from Kolkata airport

Rs 15 lakh worth smuggled gold seized from Kolkata airport

Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Customs authorities seized 11 pieces of gold biscuit bars valued at over Rs 15 lakh smuggled from Bangkok at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International airport here on Thursday.

A Kolkata Customs spokesperson said sleuths of its Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) seized 11 bars weighing 475.100 grams and valued at Rs 15,06,067 from two trolleys at the airport.

They were allegedly smuggled into the city by Flight No. B-3701 of Bhutan Airlines from Bangkok.

Acting on intelligence inputs, the AIU officers checked trolleys of passengers at the entrance of the Green Channel and recovered the gold bars concealed inside two trolleys left unattended by passengers.

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