Two held for smuggling gold at Delhi airport

 thehindu.com  11/11/2019 02:58:00 

Two persons were arrested at Delhi airport in separate incidents for allegedly trying to smuggle in gold worth about 50 lakh, said officials on Sunday.

The man (56) was intercepted after his arrival from Auckland to Delhi via Bangkok on Saturday, they said.

A detailed personal and baggage search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of different gold items, two diamond-studded gold rings, all were worn by him, and 12 gold bars concealed in a black handbag, a statement read. All these gold items weighing 627g and having a market value of 26.76 lakh were seized from him.

On Friday, a 44-year-old Tajikistan national who arrived from Istanbul to Delhi was intercepted by the Customs officials and gold worth 24.49 lakh was seized from her, said officials.

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