2 detained for smuggling gold worth Rs 88 lakh at Delhi airport: Customs

Two people, including one employed at the airport here, were arrested by customs officials for allegedly smuggling gold worth around Rs 88 lakh, according to an official statement released on Friday.

An Indian passenger, who arrived from Sharjah on Tuesday, and another person were arrested from inside the toilets as the former handed over the two-kilogram gold bars to the latter.

The value of the gold bars, which were seized, is Rs 88.25 lakh, he said.

Customs did not share details of the arrested “gold receiver” with the passenger, saying further investigation was underway.

Customs officers also seized an iPhone 13 pro mobile phone, worth Rs 90,000, from the passenger during further examination and personal search, according to the statement.

In a separate statement on Friday, the customs department said it detained another Indian passenger with foreign currency worth Rs 58 lakh.

The accused was intercepted on Wednesday as he was leaving here for Dubai.

Examination of his luggage resulted in the recovery of USD 80,000, equivalent to Rs 58.88 lakh, he said, adding that the accused had been arrested and the currency seized.

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