The gold bars smuggled into India on July 3, 2020.
PHOTO BY PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU OF RAJASTHAN
DUBAI – Three Indians repatriated from the UAE are in police custody after officials found Dh2.2 million worth of gold bars that they hid in emergency lamps, the government announced on Saturday (July 4).
The trio is being held in Rajasthan, according to a statement from the Press Information Bureau in Rajasthan.
They arrived at Jaipur International Airport on Friday, along with 11 others who were repatriated from Saudi Arabia and also brought illegal gold worth Dh5.5 million.
The three passengers had flown from Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE and had hidden 12 gold bars weighing 9.3kg in their luggage.
Meanwhile, the 11 passengers who arrived from Saudi Arabia were also found with 22.65kg of gold bars hidden in their luggage.
All the repatriates arrived on a chartered flight for a private company. Officials suspect the passengers were used to smuggle gold into India. ICA/Expat Media
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