Tuesday, October 02, 2018

5 men held for smuggling gold worth Rs 57.5 lakh at Delhi airport

New Delhi: Five Indian men were arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle in gold worth Rs 57.5 lakh at Delhi airport, according to an official statement issued Tuesday.

The accused persons were held in two separate incidents reported last week.

Three men were intercepted after their arrival at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport from Sharjah on Saturday.

During examination of their baggage and personal search, customs officials seized three polybags containing gold-paste, weighing 2.6 kg, the statement said.

The total weight of the gold extracted from the paste is slightly over than a kilogram, the statement issued by the customs said.

During enquiry, the role of another person who had come to receive these passengers was also found out.
02/10/18 Outlook

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