3 held with gold worth Rs 70 lakh at IGI airport
New Delhi: Gold worth Rs 70 lakh has been seized by customs officials at the IGI airport from three persons, including a 46-year-old who hid 400 grams of the metal in his rectum.
The seizure was made in three cases of smuggling registered by the customs department in last three days.
In the first case, a passenger was intercepted after his arrival from London. During search, it was found that 46-year-old accused, a UK citizen of Indian origin, had concealed 694 grams of gold medallions in his baggage and the remaining 400 grams in his rectum, it said.
The passenger was arrested and the gold valuing Rs 29.7 lakh was seized, it said.
In another case, a 45-year-old man was arrested by the customs for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country.
The accused had concealed 752 grams of gold, valued at Rs 21.99 lakh, it said.
In the latest case, a senior citizen was intercepted by the customs after his arrival from London. The accused was trying to smuggle in about 600 grams of gold, valued at about Rs. 18 lakh.