Published On: Tue, Jan 19th, 2016

Customs arrests man for smuggling gold worth Rs one crore at IGIA

New Delhi: Customs officials arrested a man for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth over Rs one crore at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here.

Customs Additional Commissioner IGI Airport Vinayak Azaad

Customs Additional Commissioner IGI Airport Vinayak Azaad

The accuse was intercepted by customs officials after his arrival from Vishakhapatnam on Sunday.

“On detailed examination of his baggage and personal search, 16 cut pieces of gold bars total weighing 4 kg with total market value of Rs 1.04 crore were recovered. The gold bars were concealed inside his hand baggage,” a press release issued today by the customs said.

The passenger, who hails from Mumbai, was arrested and the gold bars were seized, it said.

PTI

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