Woman from Abu Dhabi Hides Gold Paste Worth ₹49 Lakh in Sanitary Napkins arrested in Gujarat
Woman from Abu Dhabi Hides Gold Paste Worth ₹49 Lakh in Sanitary Napkins arrested in Gujarat

Ahmadabad: In a recent incident at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPI) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, customs officials apprehended a woman traveler arriving from Abu Dhabi. The suspicion arose during passenger profiling, prompting customs officials to conduct a thorough check on the woman on Friday.

During the examination, officials discovered a clandestine attempt to smuggle gold paste concealed within her sanitary napkins. The confiscated gold weighed a total of 763.360 grams and boasted a purity of 24 karats. According to estimates provided by customs officials, the market value of the seized gold is an astonishing ₹49,07,641.

Acting in accordance with the Customs Act, the officials seized the gold, initiating legal procedures against the woman for attempting to smuggle valuable goods into the country. The discovery highlights the inventive yet illicit methods employed by smugglers to transport valuable commodities.

As the investigation unfolds, authorities are keen on understanding the intricacies of the smuggling attempt, including potential accomplices and the broader network involved. Such incidents underscore the continuous efforts of customs officials in curbing illegal activities at airports and safeguarding the nation's economic interests.

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