Wednesday, October 07, 2020

74 iPhones worth Rs 49 lakh seized at Chandigarh airport

Ludhiana: In one of the biggest hauls of smuggled mobile phones this year, the customs commissionerate of Ludhiana has recovered 74 iPhones worth Rs 49.28 lakh from a passenger who arrived from Dubai at Chandigarh International Airport on Indigo flight 6E-56 on Saturday.

The passenger, who is a Delhi resident, was arrested with the goods. According to the department, this is the biggest haul of smuggled mobile phones at the airport this year.

Arvinder Singh Ranga, commissioner of customs, Ludhiana, under whose jurisdiction the Chandigarh airport falls, said, “On October 3, the passenger was intercepted while he was crossing the green channel and 74 phones valued at Rs 49 lakh were recovered from him. He was arrested under the Customs Act of 1962.”

07/10/20 Nohit Behi/Times of India

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