Mumbai: An attempt to smuggle gold was busted after Gold bars worth Rs 65.76 lakh were recovered on Friday from an Indian citizen who was trying to get them out of India at the Mumbai airport. 

According to reports, the man who was trying to smuggle the gold has been arrested and a case has also been registered against him.



A month ago, the sleuths of Customs Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport seized 12 gold bars. The gold bars collectively weighing 1392 grams with an approximate market value of Rs 38,52,360 were seized from a baggage trolley.

Prior to that, the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers apprehended a Bangladeshi national and seized 926.5 grams of gold bars with an approximate market value of Rs 28.24 lakh in Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district.