Chinese man arrested for smuggling gold worth Rs92 lakh at Delhi airport1 min read . Updated: 25 Feb 2018, 03:57 PM IST
A detailed search of the Chinese man, intercepted after his arrival from Hong Kong, resulted in recovery of 3 gold bars worth 3 kgs concealed inside specially designed pockets of the jeans worn by him
New Delhi: A Chinese man has been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valuing about Rs92 lakh at Delhi airport, according to an official statement issued on Sunday.
The accused was intercepted after his arrival from Hong Kong on Wednesday. A detailed personal search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of three gold bars, weighing three kilograms, concealed inside specially designed pockets of the jeans worn by him, the statement issued by the customs said.
The gold bars, valued at Rs91.88 lakh, has been seized, it said, adding that the Chinese man has been arrested.
Earlier this month also, four Chinese men were arrested by the customs for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country 10 kilograms gold at the airport. The accused were intercepted by the customs officials after their arrival from Taiwan via Hong Kong on 10 February.
A detailed personal and baggage search resulted in the seizure of 10 gold bars, collectively weighing 10 kg, wrapped in newspapers and concealed by the passengers in pockets of trousers worn by them. The gold bars, valued at little over Rs3 crore, was seized and the Chinese men were arrested.