CISF detects 32 gold bars weighing about 5.9 kg at Delhi Airport

CISF detects 32 gold bars weighing about 5.9 kg at Delhi Airport

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New Delhi, Feb 6: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has detected 32 gold bars weighing about 5.9Kg at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport, a statement on Tuesday said.

According to CISF, around 2300 hrs on Monday, a CISF duty personnel of IGI Airport noticed a trolley bag with one polybag lying unattended at International transfer area before Intl transfer Security Hold Area of terminal 3.

Immediately, the matter was informed to the area in-charge of CISF who in-turn rushed to the spot and cordoned-off the area. The bags were checked from security point of view by the CISF team. After ascertaining that there was no dangerous or hazardous item inside the bags, it was opened in presence of Airport Manager.

On opening, 32 gold bars, weighing about 5.9 kgs which is worth around Rs 1.78 crore were found inside the trolley bag. Senior CISF officials and Custom officials were informed.

On reviewing the CCTV footage, it came to notice that the bags were left by a passenger whose name could not be retrieved, arrived from Hong Kong by Air India flight and onward bound for Mumbai by the same flight at about 2300 hrs, the CISF PRO Hemendra Singh told UNI.

Later, the bags along-with 32 gold bars weighing about 5.9 kg and all items, were handed over to Customs Officials for further action in the matter, he added. (UNI)