Customs Arrests Wheelchair-Bound Senior Citizen For Gold Smuggling In Delhi.
NEW DELHI: Two men, including a wheelchair-bound senior citizen have been arrested by the customs department at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in New Delhi for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth about Rs. 93 lakh into the country.
One of the accused in the case, a 63-year-old man, used a wheelchair to escape the customs authority.
Acting on intelligence, the duo were intercepted after their arrival from Dubai on Saturday.
"Out of the two, the gold was recovered from one passenger who had concealed it in the specially designed pocket of his shorts worn under the trouser. He had crossed the green-channel on the wheelchair," said Govind Garg, Deputy Commissioner of customs at the IGI airport. He added that the person did not require a wheelchair but used it to avoid any suspicion.