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Gold capsules hidden inside dates instead of seeds seized at airport.

Summary: Another passenger arrived with 25 gold bars in the evening flight.

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Cylindrical shaped gold bars, hidden inside hollowed dates were seized at the Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) airport on Wednesday.

A customs officer told Hindustan Times that a passenger on Jet Airways flight 9W-509 was carrying a packet of dates. On offering a date, they found cylindrical shaped gold bars instead of seeds. 34 gold bars, weighing 350 grams were found.

This is the first time the customs officials have come across gold smuggled in dates. The caught passenger was not the only one and another smuggler was caught in the evening carrying 25 pieces of gold, weighing 259 gms.

Both the passengers weren't arrested as the value of the gold didn't exceed INR 20 lakh, reported the daily.

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Date:Mar 16, 2018
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