India flight: 7 arrested for smuggling gold worth Rs27.3 million from Gulf country

In another case at the same airport, officials apprehended five foreign nationals who tried to smuggle gold worth Rs.24.4 million

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Photos: Delhi Customs/X
Photos: Delhi Customs/X

Published: Fri 3 May 2024, 9:11 PM

Customs at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, on Friday arrested seven Indians who tried to smuggle gold worth Rs27.3 million.

The authority posted on X saying that based on spot profiling, officials apprehended one passenger, who had arrived from a Gulf country, two housekeeping staff at the airport and four receivers.


They were caught smuggling 4196 grams of gold and officials said that further investigations are underway.

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In another case at the same airport, officials apprehended five foreign nationals who tried to smuggle 3500 grams of gold worth Rs.24.4 million from a Gulf country.

The passengers have been arrested under Customs Act, 1962.

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