Customs Seize 15 kilogram Gold at Delhi Airport


New Delhi: About 15 kilogram of gold, valued about Rs 4 crore, has been seized by the Customs department from passengers who were trying to smuggle them in at the Delhi airport, Customs officials said on Thursday.

On January 4, a passenger from Dubai was caught by the Customs officials with 2 gold bars weighing 2 kilogram following intelligence inputs. The same night, the officials also caught a passenger coming in from Bangkok with 9 gold bars weighing one kilogram each.

Similarly, a passenger coming in from Dubai was arrested on Wednesday as he tried to smuggle in 810 grams of gold concealed in his trolley. Another passenger coming in from Kolkata was held and 1575 grams were seized. The passenger had taken the gold from the toilet of an aircraft which had come from Dubai.