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2 men held for smuggling gold at Delhi airport

PTI
Published : Aug 3, 2017, 4:12 pm IST
Updated : Aug 3, 2017, 4:12 pm IST

The accused, both aged 32 years and native of neighbouring Haryana, were intercepted by the customs after their arrival from Bangkok.

The gold, valued at Rs 26.79 lakh, has been seized and the duo arrested. (Photo: File/ANI)
 The gold, valued at Rs 26.79 lakh, has been seized and the duo arrested. (Photo: File/ANI)

New Delhi: Two men have been arrested by the Customs for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valuing about Rs 27 lakh at Delhi airport.

The accused, both aged 32 years and native of neighbouring Haryana, were intercepted by the customs after their arrival from Bangkok on Wednesday.

 

"A detailed personal and baggage search of both passengers resulted in the recovery of four gold springs total weighing one kilogram. The gold springs were found concealed in the hollow handles of kick scooters for kids," a press release issued on Thursday by the customs, said.

The gold, valued at Rs 26.79 lakh, has been seized and the duo arrested, it said.

Tags: customs department, seized gold, gold smuggling
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi