The customs department in Mumbai arrested a Saudi Arabian Airlines employee from the T2 Airport for illegally carrying gold worth Rs 63.7 lakh to India.

As per reports, the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Customs department intercepted a Saudi Arabian national named Goya Ahmad Siraj who was traveling from Jeddah.

During the security check, the official recovered three gold bars two of them weighing 1 kg each and the third one weighing 100 gms. The cost of the gold being smuggled is estimated to be Rs 63,71,400.

“These gold bars were concealed in black coloured pouches kept in his jeans pockets,” the official told a leading news portal.

Siraj who admitted that he has been employed in Saudi Arabian Airlines Ground Services, has been arrested and the gold items seized under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962.