Customs officials recover gold from passenger concealed in jeans pockets at airport in western India
Location Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Date: 2023-05-17
Officials of the Mumbai Airport Customs recovered gold concealed in jeans pockets from an Indian national at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in western India’s Maharashtra.
This incident happened on May 17.
Visuals showed the customs officials cutting out the meticulously stitched pockets of the jeans to take the gold packs out. According to a report, 4.2kg (9.259 lbs) of gold was recovered from the person. The value of the recovered gold is Rs 2.28 crores ($2,75,770.97). As per a report, the man has been identified as a 39-year-old named Jamulia Ahmed, who was intercepted based on suspicion. Nine pockets of gold were found in wax form, hidden inside stitched pockets of his jeans, kneecaps and also underwear.
Ahmed was reportedly arrested under the Customs Act for smuggling the gold. The matter is being investigated, although it has been learnt that Ahmed was reportedly promised a big amount of money if he successfully smuggled the gold.