Canadian Cricketer & 4 Arrested at Delhi Airport for Smuggling Gold Worth Rs 1.7 Crore

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Canadian Cricketer & 4 Arrested at Delhi Airport for Smuggling Gold Worth Rs 1.7 Crore

New Delhi: A Canadian cricketer is arrested including 4 people arrested by Customs Department investigators at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold worth Rs 1.7 crore, officials said on Tuesday.

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The accused were caught upon their arrival from Bangkok on Saturday, they said.

A detailed search of the passengers resulted in the recovery of 5 gold pieces, collectively weighing 5.2 kg and having a market value of Rs 1.71 crore, they said.

All the 4 accused, 2 men and as many women, are relatives, they informed.

The 2 male passengers, including the cricketer, have reportedly confessed the smuggling of gold valuing Rs 1.72 crore in the past, it said.

The accused cricketer is a Canadian national. He has represented Canada in the ICC under-19 World Cup held in Bangladesh, the officials told.

All the 4 accused were refused bail on production before a magistrate here and sent to judicial custody, they added.

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