Foiled! Gold smuggler nabbed by customs officials at IGI airport


Officials say that the department has seized gold worth Rs 1.4 crore in four different incidents recently, for which they have arrested four passengers so far.

Wrapping sweets, chocolates, and wafers in aluminium foil may not seem suspicious, but for Delhi Customs officials, it certainly was. Customs officials recently nabbed a 50-year-old man who had beaten 1 kg of gold into foil and painted it silver to avoid detection.

Gold smuggling into the Capital is certainly on the rise. Officials say that the department has seized gold worth Rs 1.4 crore in four different incidents recently, for which they have arrested four passengers so far.

In the most recent case, officials said that following a tip-off, they intercepted a man who had landed at Delhi airport from Dubai two days ago. While screening his luggage, some objectionable items were spotted and he was requested to cooperate while his bag was getting frisked.

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