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Two arrested for smuggling gold worth over Rs 1 cr at Delhi airport


Press Trust of India New Delhi
Two persons have been arrested by customs officials at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle gold valued at Rs 1.66 crore, officials said Friday.
The seizure was effected in separate incidents reported in the past three days.
A man was intercepted after his arrival from Ahmedabad Wednesday.
A detailed personal and baggage search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of three large gold rings total weighing 4.3 kg, a statement issued by the customs department said.
On enquiry, it was found that the gold was illegally smuggled into India from Dubai and was being further brought from Ahmedabad to Delhi by the passenger, it said.
The gold, valued at Rs 1.4 crore, has been seized and the passenger was arrested.
Another man was intercepted after his arrival from Bangkok on March 23.
He was found to be carrying 29 g, valued at Rs 26.81 lakh, gold illegally, the customs department said.
In both the cases, two men have been arrested and gold valued at Rs 1.66 crore has been seized, a customs official said.

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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 3:30 PM IST

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