22 February 2019
Bhubaneswar: Officers of Air Intelligence Unit of Customs at Biju Patnaik International Airport thwarted yet another attempt of smuggling of gold through Bhubaneswar airport.
Acting on spot intelligence, officers of Air Intelligence Unit, BPIA intercepted one passenger of Indian origin, hailing from Kolkata, who had arrived from Bangkok by Air Asia Flight No- FD-112 on Thursday.
Search of his hand baggage led to recovery of silver coated metal rings made of gold of foreign origin tactfully concealed in the buttons of garments. The gold thus seized collectively weighed 283.240 grams having purity of 99.9% and valued at Rs 9,83,409.
Further investigation is currently underway.