Wednesday, January 06, 2016

4 Held For Smuggling Gold Worth Rs. 2.5 Crore At Indira Gandhi International Airport

NEW DELHI:  Four persons, including a ground handling staff, have been arrested in separate incidents at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi for allegedly trying to smuggle gold valuing about Rs. 2.5 crore into the country.

The customs officials said that they have seized 11 kgs of gold in two separate cases reported on Tuesday, in which the role of an employee of AISATS--a joint venture between Air India Limited and SATS Limited (a leading gateway services and food solutions provider in Asia) is suspected.

In the first case, nine kilograms of gold was seized from two passengers who had boarded separate flights from Hong Kong and Bangkok. The duo was intercepted by the customs officials after their arrival in New Delhi.

"We have seized nine kilograms of gold from these two passengers who have been arrested," said Vinayak Azaad, Additional Commissioner of customs at the IGIA.

He said one of the employees of AISATS is suspected to have connived with the duo.
06/01/16 PTI/NDTV
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