Air passenger arrested for attempting to smuggle in rough diamonds
Posted on: 11:15 PM IST Aug 21, 2013
An Indian passenger has been arrested at the international airport in Mumbai 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 on Wednesday.
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 said.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.