8 held for smuggling goods worth crores

NEW DELHI:Eight persons including a woman were arrested at Delhi airport last week for their alleged involvement in separate incidents of smuggling gold and other items worth crores, Customs officials said on Monday.

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New Delhi, September 9

Eight persons including a woman were arrested at Delhi airport last week for their alleged involvement in separate incidents of smuggling gold and other items worth crores, Customs officials said on Monday. 

In the first incident, two Indians landed in the net for allegedly smuggling gold bars worth over Rs 24 lakh, they said. During questioning, they admitted to have smuggled out Saudi Riyal 53,000 and USD 50,000 in their previous visits, they said. 

In the second incident, two Indians, were held for allegedly smuggling five gold cut pieces weighing 648 grams worth Rs 23,09,316, they said. In the third incident, the Customs officers seized goods worth Rs 4,03,64,328 from another Indian, the officials said. — PTI 

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