Odisha: 3.8 kg gold seized from passenger at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Two days after a passenger with around 1 kg gold inside his rectum was caught at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here, the Income Tax (I-T) department officials seized 3.8 kg gold during a raid at the domestic cargo terminal of the airport on Friday.

The yellow metal was being taken to Mumbai. Hansraj Deora, the Sales Manager of Fashion Jewellery Private Limited, has been detained in connection with the gold seizure.

Deora reportedly carrying six gold bars and nine gold biscuits weighing around 3.8 kg along with clothes and other items in a tin box.

During interrogation, Deora reportedly told the I-T sleuths that the gold was being taken to the headquarters of Fashion Jewellery Private Limited in Mumbai.

Soon after the seizure, the I-T officials searched the jewellery store at the Janpath here.

Notably, the officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested a passenger at BPIA here for smuggling gold into the country on April 17.

The DRI sleuths seized around a kilogram of gold from the passenger after he arrived at BPIA from Bangkok.

The officials extracted the gold from three capsules hidden in the passenger’s rectum. The DRI officials reportedly took the passenger to a lavatory at the airport and extracted the capsules containing the gold.

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