Friday, July 28, 2017

Customs nab man for smuggling Rs 57 lakh in gold bars

New Delhi: Customs at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport arrested a man for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valuing about Rs 57 lakh.

The man was arrested after he landed at the Delhi airport from Riyadh on Wednesday.

The accused was identified as a 37-year-old from of Rajasthan. According to the senior customs officers, based on intelligence, the accused was intercepted as he was about to cross the green channel and was asked to cooperate for frisking and luggage scanning.

"It was during the detailed personal search of the passenger that eight gold bars were recovered from him weighing about two kilograms. These gold bars were found concealed in the electric wire roll which the man was carrying along," the officer said.

The value of the gold is assessed to be Rs 57 lakh, he said, adding that the man was arrested and the gold was seized.
28/07/17 DNA