Rs 157M worth gold biscuits seized at BIA

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An airport duty free employee was arrested while attempting to leave the BIA with 60 gold biscuits worth Rs 157 million.

The suspect is a 35-year-old man from Ja-Ela. The gold biscuits weighed 6.995 kg.

He prepared these gold biscuits in six parcels of ten each and strapped them to his waist. The suspect was arrested by a group of BIA security officers at 7:00 p.m. on 30 August.

Later, the suspect and the gold biscuits were handed over to the airport Customs officials for further investigation.

Appraisers have confirmed to Customs that all these gold biscuits, weighing 116.62 g each, are made of 24-carat single-pound gold.

Customs officials suspect that these gold biscuits were brought from Dubai to BIA.

Preliminary investigations conducted by Customs have revealed that he was assigned to take the gold biscuits out of the airport.

By Nabiya Vaffoor