Gold, Forex Worth Rs 1.88 Crores Seized at Delhi Airport, four held

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The customs officials arrested four people for allegedly trying to smuggle gold and forex worth Rs 1.88 crores at the Delhi airport in separate cases.

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A man was stopped by the officials after his arrival from Riyadh via Bahrain on Sunday.He was found to be carrying 1.8 kg gold, hidden inside 2 emergency lights being brought by him, the customs said. The gold worth Rs 60 lakhs was seized and the passenger was arrested.

In the second case, another passenger was intercepted on the same day for checking when he was proceeding to depart for Sharjah.

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Customs officials said that a detailed personal and luggage search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of foreign currencies – Japanese Yen 3,62,000, Kuwait Dinar 2,040, Bahrain Dinar 2,140, Omani Riyal 4,555, Euros 4,905, Qatari Riyal 7,000 and USD 12,725 — equivalent to Rs 33.51 lakhs.

In third case, another man was stopped by the customs officials after his arrival from Riyadh via Abu Dhabi on Friday He was found to be carrying silver colour coated gold bar hidden within a black coloured torch. The gold, weighing 950 gms and worth Rs 30.42 lakhs, has been seized.

In the fourth case, a 31-year-old woman was intercepted on Tuesday for checking by the customs officials after her arrival from Bangkok. She was found to be carrying 2 kg gold worth Rs 64.34 lakhs.

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