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Air passenger held for attempting to smuggle in rough diamonds

Mumbai: An Indian passenger has been arrested at the international airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle in 4.9 kg of rough diamonds valued at Rs 1 crore from the United Arab Emirates, a customs
air passenger held for attempting to smuggle in...
PTI August 22, 2013 7:34 IST
Mumbai: An Indian passenger has been arrested at the international airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle in 4.9 kg of rough diamonds valued at Rs 1 crore from the United Arab Emirates, a customs official said yesterday.






Prashant Harsora had arrived from Sharjah on an Air Arabia Airline flight at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on Sunday, a Customs Air Intelligence Unit officer told PTI.

Acting on a tip off, he was intercepted and 4.9 kg of rough diamonds valued at Rs 1 crore were found in his luggage, the official said.

"The accused concealed the valuables at the bottom of a bag and also inside the cavity of a digital satellite receiver," he said.

He was arrested and booked under relevant sections of the Customs Act, the official said.
 

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