Chinese man held for smuggling gold worth Rs 92 lakh at Delhi airport
New Delhi, Feb 25: A Chinese man has been arrested by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valuing about Rs 92 lakh at Delhi airport, according to an official statement issued today.
The accused was intercepted after his arrival from Hongkong on Wednesday.
A detailed personal search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of three gold bars, weighing three kilograms, concealed inside specially designed pockets of the jeans worn by him, the statements issued by the customs said.
The gold bars, valued at Rs 91.88 lakh, has been seized, it said, adding that the Chinese man has been arrested.
Earlier this month also, four Chinese men were arrested by the customs for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country 10 kilograms gold at the airport.
The accused were intercepted by the customs officials after their arrival from Taiwan via Hong Kong on February 10.
A detailed personal and baggage search resulted in the seizure of 10 gold bars, collectively weighing 10 kg, wrapped in newspapers and concealed by the passengers in pockets of trousers worn by them.
The gold bars, valued at little over Rs 3 crore, was seized and the Chinese men were arrested.