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Woman held for smuggling gold hidden in denim shorts at IGIA

New Delhi: A woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valuing about Rs 61 lakh by hiding it inside denim shorts worn by her at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here.

The accused was intercepted by the customs officials after her arrival from Dubai on Friday.

“During her detailed examination and personal search, it was found that she was carrying 12 gold bars of 24 carat, weighing 1,400 grams valued at approximately Rs 42.75 lakh in the front pockets of her denim shorts underneath her dress.

“She also carried two more pouches in the back pockets which contained 110 items of assorted gold jewellery weighing 780.82 grams of latest designs having market value of Rs 18.62 lakh,” a press release issued today by the customs said.

The total value of the gold, which has been seized, is assessed to be Rs 61.37 lakh.

The woman has been arrested by the customs officials.

PTI