New Delhi: Gold worth Rs 1.7 million has been recovered from a woman at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Banaras. The accused had come to Varanasi from Sharjah by plane. The customs department has arrested the accused.

At the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Uttar Pradesh’s Banaras district, smuggled gold is often found on planes coming from Sharjah, with passengers trying new ways to hide the gold.

A woman was arrested on Friday on a plane with gold jewelry and rough gold worth about Rs 1.7 million.

Significantly, the woman hid the gold in a perfume bottle and pearl necklace to escape the law, and the customs department confiscated an iPhone.

According to Indian media, 355.65 grams of gold was recovered from a female passenger who reached Banaras from Sharjah on flight number IX 1184.

A customs official said that the value of the gold was more than Rs. 1.7 million. Besides, a mobile phone worth about Rs. 74,000 was also seized from the possession of the accused.

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