Monday, October 08, 2018

Wheelchair-bound elderly man caught by customs for gold smuggling at Delhi airport

A 68-year-old wheelchair-bound man has been arrested by customs officials at Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold worth about Rs 47 lakh, according to an official statement issued on Monday.

The passenger was intercepted on his arrival from Dubai on Saturday.

"A detailed personal and baggage search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of three gold bars of foreign origin, collectively weighing 1.4 kg," it said.
The market value of the gold, which has been seized, is assessed to be Rs 47.4 lakh, the statement issued by the customs said.
08/10/18 PTI/DNA

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