February 23, 2015 4:18:37 pm
Two women have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valuing about Rs one crore at international airport here in separate incidents.
“A woman was intercepted by customs officials after her arrival from Hongkong here Sunday. On personal search, eight pieces of gold bar weighing 2.7 kgs were recovered,” a press release issued Monday by the customs said.
The value of the gold seized from the woman, who hails from neighbouring Ghaziabad, is assessed to be Rs 68.51 lakh, it said.
Another woman was intercepted by the customs after her arrival from Dubai Sunday. On detailed examination of her baggage, ten pieces of gold bars weighing 1.1 kg (valuing about Rs 29.08 lakh) were recovered, the release said.
Both the woman passengers were arrested and the gold, valuing Rs 97.59 lakh was seized, it said.
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