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Rs 1.04 crore smuggled gold found in Mumbai airport toilet

IANS  |  Mumbai 

The (AIU) of Mumbai Customs recovered five packets of gold worth Rs 1.04 crore from a toilet bin in the Chhatrapati Maharaj International Airport, an said on Wednesday.

Mumbai Customs said that AIU officials intercepted a passenger, M. Kunhi Koppa Irshad, who arrived from by a flight 9W-537 early on Wednesday.

Based on a tip-off, he was followed from the aircraft to a toilet in the immigration hall where they saw him dropping five packets containing 32 gold bars totally weighing 3.7 kg in a garbage bin. He was caught just before he left the premises.

Mathew said that during the AIU interrogation, the passenger admitted that he was handed over the packets containing the gold bars from an acquaintance in

He was instructed to drop the smuggled gold bars packets in the garbage bin in the toilet in return for monetary benefits, said the

The contraband gold has been confiscated while Irshad has been arrested.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 20:34 IST