Delhi Customs officials have arrested a man for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country by hiding it inside a juicer and bluetooth speakers at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport.
According to a senior Customs official, the passenger was intercepted after his arrival from Dubai at the Delhi airport on Thursday.
“The man was stopped by officials. A detailed personal and baggage search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of two gold pieces, total weighing 462 grams,” said the senior Customs official.
“The gold, valued at Rs 15.96 lakh, was concealed inside the motor shaft of a juicer machine and bluetooth speakers kept in his luggage. The accused was arrested and the yellow metal was seized,” the official said.
“Further, the passenger also admitted smuggling out 3.2 kg gold, valued at Rs 1.11 crore, and illegally bringing into the country foreign currency equivalent of Rs 1.12 crore in his past seven visits,” said the official.