Officials at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai seized 12 gold bars on Thursday, reports ANI.
The gold bars weighing 1392 grams were hidden in a baggage trolley.
Mumbai: 12 gold bars collectively weighing 1392 gms valued at Rs 38,52,360 seized from a baggage trolley at Chhatrapati Shivaji Int'l Airport pic.twitter.com/actSl8juWB— ANI (@ANI_news) October 21, 2016
The gold bars were seized from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai yesterday, Further investigation is in progress. pic.twitter.com/3h2nuWYo2d— ANI (@ANI_news) October 21, 2016
This is not the first time that airport officials have encountered gold smuggling. Last month, an 83-year-old man was caught trying to smuggle gold bars worth 19 lakhs.
In August, Air India's senior Captain Vijay Pratap operating flight AI 932 from Jeddah to Mumbai was caught with gold worth Rs. 15,65,567 by Mumbai airport officials.