Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Two including 59-year-old man held for smuggling gold at IGIA

A 59-year-old man is among two persons arrested today by the customs for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold worth over Rs 66 lakh at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here in separate cases.
In the first case, the accused was intercepted after his arrival from Muscat.

"A detailed personal search of the passenger resulted in recovery of two gold wires total weighing 1.17 kg. The gold wires were coated with silver colour and were concealed beneath the inside metal frame of the check-in baggage," a press release issued by the customs said.

The market value of the seized gold wires works out to be Rs 33.05 lakh, it said, adding the 59-year-old passenger has been arrested.

The customs officials have registered two more cases involving similar modus operandi.
19/07/17 PTI/DNA