2 central Asian women land at IGI with 5 kg gold strapped around waists; arrestedPTI | New Delhi | Updated: 13-09-2019 20:25 IST | Created: 13-09-2019 20:25 IST
Two Central Asian women have been arrested at Delhi airport for allegedly smuggling 5 kg gold worth over Rs 1.8 crore, officials said on Friday. The passengers, who were from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, arrived at the Terminal-3 of IGI on Wednesday from Almaty -- Kazakhstan's largest metropolis, they said.
They were intercepted by the Customs officers and during personal and baggage search, seven gold strips moulded into circular shape collectively weighing 5,025 gm with tariff value of Rs 1,81,44,672 were recovered, the officials said. The strips were tied around their waists with the help strings, they said.
The gold was seized and the two women were arrested under relevant provisions of the Customs Act.