What the customs found in these babies' diapers will SHOCK you!
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The customs officials at the Indira Gandhi International Airport were in for the shock of their lives when they found 16 kg gold biscuits hidden in baby diapers. Yes, that's right!
Officials chanced upon the gold biscuits when a group of six passengers, including two women and two babies, who were traveling to Delhi from Dubai, were intercepted by security agencies for a thorough check.
"Gold biscuits weighing about 16 kg have been recovered from the passengers. The sixteen gold biscuits, of 1 kg each, were found cleverly concealed in the diapers and towels of the two babies they were carrying. The two groups comprising a couple and a baby each are from Surat," they said.
How it was recovered
According to the officials the gold recovered is worth Rs 4.28 crore. "On detailed personal and baggage search, the gold worth rupees 4.28 crore were recovered from the diaper of the infant. The PAX on demand could not produce any satisfactory document or explanation," SR Baruah, Commissioner of Customs told news reporters.
The couple belongs to Surat.
Unclaimed gold and cash cases soaring
News reports say that the New Delhi airport has seen at least a dozen gold smuggling cases this year, but of course this is the most outstanding one. About 18 kg of gold has been seized in the 12 different cases.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation the instances of unclaimed gold and cash at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national Capital have been increasing every day.
As per the data maintained by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), rupees 20 lakh in cash has been seized in separate cases during the last one week and since November 9, 6.9 crore cash has been recovered along with gold worth rupees 9 crores.
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