December 7, 2021

Gold seized at Agartala Airport

A Kolkata-bound air passenger, Nikesh Gupta (26), from Tetagarh in West Bengal was arrested on charges of smuggling gold at MBB Airport here, police said today.

He was detained after a security personnel spotted him putting gold biscuits into his luggage after undergoing X-ray baggage scanning yesterday. Nikesh was to board an Air India flight to Kolkata.

He was later handed over to the Customs sleuths for taking necessary legal action. Altogether eight gold biscuits weighing 505.75 gram and worth around Rs 26 lakh were seized from his possession.

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