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Mumbai: Passenger held for smuggling 3 kg of Gold

Mumbai: Passenger held for smuggling 3 kg of Gold
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Mumbai: The Air Intelligence Unit of the Mumbai Customs arrested a man for allegedly smuggling three kilogrammes of gold worth Rs 95 lakh on Wednesday, officials said.

Identified as Vipul Nathubhai is a resident of Surat in Gujarat, who arrived from Dubai, was under suspicion, reports HT.

“Examination of his baggage resulted in the recovery of 27 gold bars of 10 tolas each, collectively weighing 3.132 kgs and valued at Rs 95 lakh,” the official said.

The gold was wrapped with black coloured adhesive tape and was kept in a ‘Jim Beam’ liquor tin box bought from a duty-free shop. Vipul has a business of diamonds brokerage in Surat who acted as a carrier to smuggle the gold for monetary consideration, according to the officials.