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2 women charged with smuggled gold worth Rs 90 lakh

2 women charged with smuggled gold worth Rs 90 lakh

DUBAI: Two women have been arrested at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valued at about Rs 90 lakh.

The accused were intercepted by customs officials after their arrival from Dubai here on Thursday.They were allegedly carrying 1.7 kgs of gold each, Vinayak Azad, Additional Commissioner of customs at the airport, said today.

He said they had hidden gold in their clothes.

The gold, which is assessed to be worth Rs 90 lakh, has been seized and the duo have been arrested.