NEW DELHI :
A man was arrested at the Delhi airport upon his arrival from Hong Kong for allegedly smuggling high-end commercial goods such as I-phones, Rolex watches and Adidas track-suits worth ₹20 lakh, Customs officials said on Sunday.
The passenger, who arrived from the Special Administrative Region of China at the Terminal-3 of the IGI Airport on Wednesday, was intercepted by officers of the Air Customs (Preventive).
A detailed personal and baggage search resulted in the recovery of 27 iPhones, 330 watches of different brands like Rolex, Tommy Hilfiger, 20 track-suits of Adidas among other commercial goods having a total value of ₹20,00,000.
The goods have been seized and the person arrested under relevant provisions of the Customs Act.
During questioning, he confessed to have smuggled commercial items worth ₹85,00,000 in his past visits from October 2017 to September 2019.