2.5 kg gold worth Rs 70 lakh hidden in AI flight toilet seized by customs officials

Panaji: Nearly 2.5 kg of gold jewellery concealed in a toilet of an Air India flight, which on Monday arrived at Goa airport from Dubai, was seized by the Customs and Central Excise officials.

airindia_imageimgim 2

"The gold was hidden in the toilet on the flight which arrived here this morning. We found 2.5 kg of unclaimed gold worth Rs 70 lakh," a Customs spokesman said.

The airlines staff is under the scanner, he said, adding that investigators are also going through the list of passengers who flew in the flight.

The flight left for Bengaluru from Goa after the Customs officials completed their formalities.

This is the third such instance of unclaimed gold being found in Air India flight which arrived from Dubai to Goa this year, he said.


Updated Date: Aug 30, 2016 10:17 AM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See