Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sleuths boarded the Indigo Airlines flight on Sunday morning at RGI Airport after getting alerted by a piot and found a plastic container with about 300 grams of gold concealed inside the lavatory.
Indigo Flight 6E 25 from Dubai to Hyderabad landed at the RGI Airport around 11am on Sunday. Minutes before the touchdown, the pilot alerted the air traffic control (ATC) about a suspicious object found in the toilet by the flight crew.
“Before the landing, the flight crew inspected toilets and one of them noticed a suspicious object,” an airport official said.
ATC alerted CISF and immediately after the landing, the aircraft was guided to an isolation bay. Passengers were deboarded and their luggage was scanned again. The Bomb Disposal unit of CISF boarded the flight and, after the inspection, they declared no explosive material was in the plastic box attached under the flush with an adhesive tape.
The box was subsequently opened and three gold biscuits, each weighing 10 tola, were found inside. The gold was handed over to customs officials.
Information inputs from Times of India and NDTV
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