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IGI airport: Gold worth Rs 13 lakh seized


New Delhi, Jan 31: The customs department today seized gold worth Rs 13 lakh from a man at Delhi international airport, officials said. The accused was intercepted after his arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport from Italian capital Rome.

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A search resulted in the recovery of 585 grams of gold concealed in his hand baggage, the officials said. The gold seized is valued at Rs 13 lakh, the officials said, adding that the passenger was yet to be arrested.

On Monday, Air Intelligence officials of the Customs at the International airport in Kochi seized gold totally weighing over 500 grams, valued at around Rs 16 lakh in three separate cases.

In December, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized one of the biggest consignments of smuggled gold at Mumbai International Airport. Acting on a tip-off, the DRI officials and Mumbai Customs, successfully made the seizure of 50-kg gold from a DHL courier packet, which arrived from Gulf region.


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