Indian-origin French national, aide held with Rs 2 crore gold

MUMBAI: The air intelligence unit (AIU) of customs has arrested two foreign nationals whilst they attempted to smuggle in 7.3kg gold worth 2 crore on the international airport on Sunday. Officials also arrested another person who come to gather the consignment at a lodge nearby.

The accused confessed to smuggling gold again and again up to now. The customs will produce the 3 accused in court docket on Monday.


"We intercepted one Yoguy Rafidison, a Madagascar national, and Rajeev Shantilal, a French national of Indian origin, at the airport after they arrived from Dubai," mentioned a customs reputable.


"Both of them were well dressed and claimed to be businessmen. We found that they had made multiple visits to India during the last few months after which we decided to examine them in detail. After they passed through the metal detector, we found that both of them were carrying gold," mentioned an reputable.


The two had hid the precious metal in a custom-made waist belt. "The two were working for the same smuggler. The accused told us that they had been asked to check into a hotel near the airport, and a person would come to collect the gold," mentioned an reputable. Customs officials later laid a trap on the lodge.


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