Woman arrested at IGIA with gold worth Rs 61L
A woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth about Rs 61 lakh into the country by hiding it inside denim shorts at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi.
The accused was intercepted by the Customs officials after her arrival from Dubai on Friday.
“During her detailed examination and personal search, it was found that she was carrying 12 gold bars of 24 carat, weighing 1,400 grams valued at approximately Rs 42.75 lakh, in the front pockets of her denim shorts underneath her dress.
She also carried two more pouches in the back pockets which contained 110 items of assorted gold jewellery weighing 780.82 gm with a market value of Rs 18.62 lakh,” a statement issued on Sunday by the customs said.
The total value of the gold, which has been seized, is assessed to be Rs 61.37 lakh.
The woman has been arrested by the customs officials.