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Three held at airport for evading Customs duty

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Three passengers, including a foreign national holding a Malaysian passport, were arrested recently at the international airport by the Customs officials for not declaring the possession of commercial quantities of a product allegedly with an intention to evade payment of duty.

After landing at the International Airport here from on July 9, the trio passed through the 'Green Channel' along with their baggage when they were intercepted by the officials of the Customs.

"Examination of their baggage revealed that they were in possession of 27,000 sachets of a product derived from 'Plant Stem Cell' claiming to be a health supplement valued at Rs 91.3 lakh," Principal Commissioner of Customs Bankey Behari Agrawal said in a release today.

The officers found the trio didn't declare having in possession the commercial quantities of the goods in a bid to avoid paying the Customs duty.

The officers seized the goods and arrested the trio on charge of violation of the provisions of the Customs Act, it said, adding that further investigations are on.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 19:09 IST