Gold bar hidden in Nutella jar from KL seized in Indian airport


Screengrab: Economic Times.

PETALING JAYA: A gold bar hidden in a jar brought from Kuala Lumpur has been seized by Customs officials at the Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) Airport in Tamil Nadu, India.

It was reported that the individual who brought the hidden gold bar worth almost 890,000 rupees (RM50,000) was said to have travelled from Kuala Lumpur on Monday (Aug 28).

The 24K gold bar weighing 149g was discovered by India’s Air Intelligence Unit (AIU), The Economic Times reported on Wednesday (Aug 30).

It was reported that Indian customs officials said the gold bar was extracted from gold powder and then concealed in a jar of Nutella.

The individual was arrested by the local officials as per section 104 of the Customs Act while the gold bar was seized under provisions of section 110 of the Customs Act.

It is understood that further investigations into the case are underway.

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