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Ace Unit (AIU) sleuths of the customs department apprehended a passenger at Rajiv Gandhi International (RGI) airport on Saturday from Dubai and seized 2.4 kilo gold from his possession.

Acting on a specific alert, the AIU sleuths intercepted a man who arrived from Dubai via Mumbai by a Spice Jet flight on Saturday and seized 2.4 kilo gold concealed in his clothes and baggage. The value of the seized gold could be about `70 lakh.

Customs officials arrested the passenger and a case was registered against him under the Customs Act. The AIU sleuths were interrogating the gold carrier to know details about the supplier of gold. “We are trying to find out about the origin of the gold and its supposed destination,“ a customs official said.

This is the second gold seizure in the past 48 hours.On Friday, customs sleuths seized 93.2 tola gold from a passenger who arrived at the RGI Airport from Dubai by an Emirates flight.


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