Jaipur, Oct 14 (PTI) A man was arrested for attempting to smuggle gold into the country after he was caught with a little over 1.5 kg gold worth Rs 73 lakh at Jaipur International Airport on Thursday here, officials said.
Accused Ghiya Ram, an Indian national who worked as a labourer with a construction company in UAE’s Sharjah, arrived from there in a flight.
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During checking, customs officials found his gestures suspicious and questioned him separately.
During checking, gold paste weighing 1,502 grams was recovered from a pocket in his undergarment and under his belt, a customs official said, adding that he was arrested.
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Ram said during interrogation that a man met him at Sharjah airport and offered to bear his travel expenses to India in lieu of handing over the gold to a man outside Jaipur airport.
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