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Gold seizure at Delhi airport: Uzbek national held from Chandigarh, says Customs

New Delhi: The Air Intelligence (AI) unit of the Customs has arrested an Uzbek national from Chandigarh after investigations revealed that he had brought 3,208 grams of gold found abandoned at Delhi airport on Thursday, officials said.

"AirCustoms@IGIA have arrested an Uzbek national from Chandigarh while flying to Dubai after investigations revealed that he had brought 3208 gms gold worth 1.68 Cr on arrival in Delhi on 13th and had abandoned it for fear of getting caught by customs. Investigations are ongoing," the Delhi Customs said in a tweet Sunday. Further investigations are on, they said.

Earlier on April 4, Hyderabad Customs seized 12 cut pieces of gold bar and gold chain weighing 807.10 grams worth nearly Rs 50 lakh.
The male passenger who arrived from Doha by flight that landed at 08.45 am on April 4, was searched following which the recovery was made, they said. (ANI)

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