A 20-year-old has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates after allegedly trying to escape with gold jewelry worth 3 million dirhams ($816,771) belonging to her mother, Dubai-based Gulf News reported.
The Indian woman, referred to by police as N.K.D, was arrested at the airport of the emirate of Sharjah.
Her mother had left her waiting in a taxi holding the 20 kilograms of jewelry outside the customs department in the free zone of the airport, while she finalized documents to take the gold back to India, the newspaper reported.
The mother, believing her daughter had been kidnapped, called Sharjah police to report her as missing, police told Gulf News.
However, the girl was arrested at the airport hours later.
Police believe she had turned off her phone and taken her mother’s gold to her boyfriend, with whom she was planning to elope.
The man, who is Pakistani, was planning to follow his girlfriend after securing a way to transport the jewelry outside the country, police said.