Published: 2023-01-21 16:40
Last Updated: 2023-02-04 14:25
Delhi Customs have seized approximately 1.8 kilograms of gold, estimated to value more than USD 100,000, that an Indian traveler returning from Muscat attempted to smuggle into India, as reported by Alarabiya Saturday.
The customs department tweeted, "@AirportGenCus have arrested one Indian national passenger returning from Muscat after 6 irregular shaped gold pieces weighing around 1749 gms valued at Rs 85.5 lakhs was found concealed in a mixer. The said smuggled gold has been seized and further investigation is on."
According to Delhi Customs, this is a regular occurance.
Two months ago, approximately seven kilograms of gold were seized after they were found with three travelers arriving from Sharjah in the UAE.
The gold seized in November was concealed as chemical paste that were packed and hidden inside a number of handbags.