Gold hidden in deo bottle. (Photo/ANI)
Gold hidden in deo bottle. (Photo/ANI)

Customs seizes gold, iPhone worth over Rs 17 lakhs at Varanasi airport

ANI | Updated: Feb 20, 2021 10:33 IST


Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], February 20 (ANI): Customs authority at Lal Bahadur Shastri International (LBSI) airport, Varanasi seized gold weighing 333.65 grams and one iPhone from a woman passenger from Sharjah, said officials on Friday.
The airport authority recovered gold was worth Rs 16,71,631 and an iPhone valued Rs 74,210 which made a total recovery of over Rs 17 lakh.

"A new modus operandi was adopted wherein the gold patar (foil) were concealed inside the bottom part of the steel flask and the inner walls of Deo bottle.

136 pieces of small nickel-coated gold rings were also used between each pair of beads in a chain apart from gold Payal coated with grey metal, gold bangles, and earring," custom department said in a statement. (ANI)

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