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IGI store staffer, passenger held for gold smuggling

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two men, including a telecom company employee, were held by the at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle in gold worth Rs 40 lakh by concealing it in a box.

The incident took place last evening when the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials detected that a man identified as Himanshu, PCO operator of Bharti-Airtel company, was roaming suspiciously in the baggage claim area of the International (IGI) airport, officials said today.

It was seen on the CCTV that the man received something from a passenger coming in from a flight.

The employee working in a store at the airport was intercepted and gold weighing 1.3 kg, concealed in a packet, was seized from his possession, they said.

The passenger, A K Kumawat, a resident of Jhunjhunu in was also apprehended and the two have been handed over to customs, the officials said.

The value of the seized gold is estimated to be Rs 40 lakh, they added.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 19:30 IST