Why Passenger From Nairobi Arrested, 3.4 Kilos Of Gold Stashed In Underwear, Body Recovered

Passenger From Nairobi Arrested, 3.4 Kilos Of Gold Stashed In Underwear, Body Recovered

A Kenyan woman has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling 3.40 kilos of gold into Mumbai. 

According to Indian media, Sahra Mohamed, a Nairobi resident, was apprehended by the Customs Department’s Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) near the exit gate of the Customs arrival baggage hall after crossing the green channel and heading towards the main exit.

“She was holding a passport issued by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland which was valid till 2032. She came from Nairobi to Mumbai on Kenya Airways flight number KQ202 on September 30.” a customs officer was quoted by the Hindustan times.

Customs officials discovered 17 pieces of 22-carat melted gold bars concealed in her innerwear, as well as various 21-carat jewelry concealed on her body, during an inspection of her luggage.

According to Indian media, she will be held for 14 days as authorities probe the smuggling racket.

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