Chandigarh: Gold biscuits worth Rs 39 lakh seized
Chandigarh, Oct 17: The customs officials on Tuesday said that four gold biscuits worth more than Rs 39 lakh have been seized from a man, who had hidden them inside his shoes, at the Chandigarh International Airport.
Harsh, a resident of Jalandhar, was arrested by customs airport staff following the recovery, Commissioner, Customs department, A S Ranga said.
The staff seized 1,350 grams of gold (24 carat) in the shape of four biscuits of uneven size from Harsh, Ranga said. Harsh had hidden the gold biscuits inside the sole of his shoes, the official said, adding he had arrived at the airport by an Air India Express flight from Sharjah.
Harsh was later released on bail, the official said adding that an investigation was underway. The value of the seized gold was estimated at Rs 39.15 lakh.
On September 28, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 1.2 kg of gold biscuits in the form of 10 bars from three passengers who landed at the Thiruvananthapuram airport.