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43-yr-old Turkmen woman arrested for smuggling gold at Delhi airport

PTI
Published : May 31, 2018, 12:49 pm IST
Updated : May 31, 2018, 12:49 pm IST

The market value of the gold, which has been seized, is around Rs. 41.03 lakh.

Earlier this month, the customs officials had arrested 28 Turkmen nationals, including 22 women, for smuggling gold worth about Rs. 5 crore at the airport. (Representational Image)
 Earlier this month, the customs officials had arrested 28 Turkmen nationals, including 22 women, for smuggling gold worth about Rs. 5 crore at the airport. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: A Turkmen woman was arrested at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth around Rs. 41 lakh into the country, officials said on May 31.

The 43-year-old accused was intercepted by the customs officials after her arrival from Istanbul on Thursday.

"A detailed personal and baggage search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of multiple gold rings intertwined and crudely given shape of one chain, collectively weighing 1.3 kg, which she had worn around her neck," a statement issued by the customs said.

The market value of the gold, which has been seized, is around Rs. 41.03 lakh, it said, adding that the passenger, who is a native of Turkmenistan, has been arrested.

Earlier this month, the customs officials had arrested 28 Turkmen nationals, including 22 women, for smuggling gold worth about Rs. 5 crore at the airport.

The smugglers had followed the same modus operandi for smuggling gold.

Tags: gold smuggling, delhi airport, turkmenistan
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi