Thursday, September 05, 2019

Man held at Delhi airport for smuggling gold worth Rs 22 lakh

New Delhi: A man, who arrived at Delhi airport from Dubai, has been arrested for allegedly smuggling Rs 22 lakh worth of gold in paste form concealed in the jeans the person was wearing, a Customs official said on Thursday.
The passenger, who arrived at the Terminal 3 of the IGI Airport on Tuesday from Dubai by an Air India flight, was intercepted by Customs officials after crossing the Green Channel.

A personal and baggage search of the person resulted in the recovery of gold in paste form weighing approximately 1,200 gm concealed in the jeans worn by the person.

After extraction, 567 gm of gold with a market value of Rs 22,49,856 was recovered.

The gold has been seized and the passenger arrested under relevant provisions of the Customs Act.
05/09/19 Outlook

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