Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Man held for smuggling gold worth Rs 75 lakh at Delhi international airport: Customs

New Delhi: A man has been arrested by Customs officials at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold worth around Rs 75 lakh.

The accused, a resident of Punjab, was intercepted by officials after his arrival from Dubai on Sunday, an official statement issued on Wednesday said.

"He admitted that he had carried one silver coloured metal plate suspected to be made of gold weighing 1.5 kg which was attached ingeniously to the airport luggage trolley by two sides adhesive tape and was concealed by pasting a sticker similar to the sticker use to be pasted on the regular luggage trolley at airport in order to avoid detection," it said.

The passenger was arrested, and the silver-coloured gold plate worth Rs 74.78 lakh was seized, the statement issued by the Customs department said.

16/12/20 PTI/Outlook

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