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Indian held for smuggling gold

Indian held for smuggling gold

AHMEDABAD: Indian Customs department has arrested a man at Sardar Vallabhbhai international airport for smuggling gold chain and necklaces worth Rs0.9 million.

Younus was carrying two gold necklaces and one gold chain in his pockets. He was held after he landed from Spicejet flight from Dubai. Younus had gone to Dubai on September 20 and was trying to sneak in gold to sell in the market during the festive season.

Gold import has been capped by the central government so gold is being smuggled through various means into the country, especially since gold is available at a cheaper rate in Dubai and Sharjah.

Two months back, a team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) acting on intelligence inputs had busted a gold smuggling racket after seven men were caught including a passenger and six other airline officials with three kilogram gold at city airport.