Mumbai Air Customs have arrested one Indian national traveling to Dubai and seized 1559.6 carats of natural and lab-grown diamonds worth Rs 1.49 crore, officials said. According to the officials, the accused was arrested on Wednesday and remanded to judicial custody.
“The seized diamonds were ingeniously concealed inside a tea packet,” added the officers of customs. Further investigation into the matter is underway.
Earlier, Cochin Customs officers recovered gold, worth around Rs 85 lakh, from the rear toilet of an Indigo Airlines plane. The gold was in paste form and found in two unclaimed bags, according to officials.
The officials said the gold weighed around 1,709 grams. “On the basis of information received from Indigo Airlines staff, two unclaimed packets containing gold in paste form were recovered from the rear toilet of flight 6E 1404 from AUH,” said Cochin Customs. Further investigation is on in pursuance of the recovery, the officials added.