Thursday, June 15, 2023

2 Uzbeks held with Rs 8 crore gold at IGI Airport

 New Delhi: Customs officials at Indira Gandhi International Airport apprehended two Uzbekistan nationals after they were found carrying 6.6kg of gold worth Rs 8.2 crore.

The two had had arrived from Tashkent on Tuesday and one of them had left the bag with gold at the airport fearing that she would be caught.

According to Customs officials, on the basis of intelligence, they identified one passenger, but the search of her baggage and person did not reveal any contraband. A second passenger was then found to be moving around suspiciously. "She was kept under watch and her baggage checked, but nothing could be found," said a Customs official.

It was later revealed that the second passenger had abandoned her baggage inside the Customs Arrival Hall due to fear of being caught.

15/06/2023 Times of India

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