Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Delhi: Customs Officials Seize 2.5 Kg Gold Worth Rs 1 Crore At IGI Airport; One Detained

On Tuesday morning, November 16, the Customs Department at the Indira Gandhi International Airport seized 2.5 kilogrammes of gold worth Rs 1 crore hidden behind the plane's seat. According to Customs officers, the gold was hidden in the life jacket and tucked under the seat in a SpiceJet flight from Dubai. The suspected passenger is an Indian national returning to his homeland after being detained for three years. He stated that he was instructed to leave the gold on the plane. More investigation is being carried out on the matter, news agency ANI reported. 

According to Customs officials, almost 2 kilogrammes of gold worth Rs 90.17 lakh was seized, and an air passenger who landed here from Abu Dhabi on November 7 was arrested in connection with the seizure. The sleuths apprehended the guy in the morning and recovered the gold hidden in his luggage after receiving information that the precious metal was being smuggled into India. Under the Customs Act of 1962, he was arrested and the metal was seized, news agency PTI reported.

16/11/21 Srishti Goel/Republicworld

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