A Customs officer finds gold paste concealed in a woman's underwear.


Woman on Sharjah-Delhi flight arrested for smuggling gold in underwear


A woman has been arrested after she was caught smuggling gold worth more than Dh300,000 in her underwear on a flight from Sharjah to Delhi.

The woman was arrested after she arrived in India’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on the flight from the UAE.

A customs officer found 1.5kg of gold paste hidden in the lining of her black bra and panty. She was searched based on passenger profiling, officials said.

Officials said the woman tried to smuggle the gold to avoid paying a 10.75 percent import tax. ICA/Expat Media

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