Saturday, November 02, 2019

4 including Korean national held for smuggling gold

New Delhi: Four people including a Korean national, in two separate cases, were arrested by Customs at IGI airport for smuggling gold in India. According to customs, based on information, one Korean national who arrived at IGI airport on October 29 from Hong Kong by flight was intercepted by the customs officers of IGI airport after crossing the green channel. Further customs officers recovered two number of thick circular disks of gold collectively weighing 5,980 grams. Total tariff value of the gold was nearly Rs 2.07 crore.
Additional Commissioner of Customs, Amandeep Singh said that the foreign national stated in his voluntary statement that in his previous eight visits he has smuggled similar amount of gold. Thus, the total value of offence comes to nearly Rs 18.67 crore. The foreigner was placed under arrest in terms of section 104 of the customs act 1962.
01/11/19 millenniumpost
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