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2 including foreign national held with gold at IGI airport

2 including foreign national held with gold at IGI airport

New Delhi: The customs has arrested two persons including a female foreign national at IGI airport for smuggling gold in two separate cases. Investigators claimed that the gold worth over Rs 50 lakh.

In one of the cases, customs officials, on the basis of suspicious activity, intercepted a 56-year-old man who arrived on November 9 from Auckland to Delhi via Bangkok by flight.

Deputy commissioner of customs Kalrav Mishra said that a detailed personal and baggage search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of 627.6 grams of gold.

The market value of the seized gold and other items worth more than 26 lakh rupees.

"The passenger was wearing chain, bracelet, ring, two diamond-studded rings (all gold) and 12 twelve gold bars packed in transparent plastic packets concealed in a black coloured handbag," said Mishra.

The recovered gold along with other items has been seized under Section 110 of Customs Act, 1962 and passenger arrested under the provisions of Section 104 of the Customs Act, 1962.

Meanwhile, in another case on the basis of specific information, the officers of air customs preventive at IGI Airport intercepted one 44-year-old female Tajikistan national, who arrived from Istanbul on November 8.

"A detailed personal search of the foreign national resulted in the recovery of yellow metal Jewellery appearing to be gold from her possession weighing 650 grams," said


The market value of the seized gold works out to be Rs. 24.49 lakh.

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