Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Passenger Held At Delhi Airport For Carrying Over 140 Gold Coins

New Delhi: Security agencies today intercepted a passenger at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi for carrying over 140 gold coins in his hand baggage.

The man, travelling from Mumbai, has been identified as H Fahad and was first apprehended by CISF sleuths at the airport around noon, based on inputs from their counterparts in the western metropolis, officer said.

"The person had a total of 143 gold coins in his bag weighing about 4 kilograms and he has been handed over to the Income Tax department officials at the IGIA. They are investigating the case further and trying to ascertain if the coins were legally being transported," they said.

Agencies deployed at country's civil airports, like the Central Industrial Security Force, I-T department and Customs are maintaining a special vigil against the movement of huge cash, especially in the denomination of the recently demonetised Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes to check their misuse for tax evasion and hawala dealings.
16/11/16 PTI/NDTV