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Woman caught with gold paste worth Rs 18 lakh at Goa airport

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

A woman was detained at the airport on Monday for illegally carrying gold paste worth over Rs 18 lakh, a senior said.

The woman, a foreign national whose identity and nationality were not disclosed, had kept the hidden in a pocket of her pants, Commissioner R Manohar said.

Based on intelligence inputs, officials apprehended the woman after she arrived at the Dabolim International Airport here from in an flight.

During her personal search, the officials seized 590 gm of semi-solid gold, valued at Rs 18.08 lakh, the said.

"The gold paste was kept in a transparent polythene packet concealed in a pocket specially created for the purpose in her jeans around the waist band," he said.

Since April last year, the Customs officials have seized gold worth Rs 236.5 lakh and foreign currencies with a face value to Rs 67.5 lakh from international passengers at the Dabolim airport, he added.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 14:50 IST