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Chinese held at IGI with 5kg gold worth Rs 19 cr

first_imgNew Delhi: A Chinese man has been apprehended at the Delhi airport while on his way to Mumbai for allegedly smuggling six gold bars weighing 5 kg and worth Rs 1.9 crore, CISF officials said on Thursday. Pucheng Yao arrived at Terminal-3 of the IGI airport from Hong Kong by an Air India flight on Wednesday. He was scheduled to travel to Mumbai by the same flight, they said. During pre-embarkation security check at the airport, an official detected four gold bars of one kg each and two gold bars of 500 gms each in his hand baggage, the CISF officials said, adding Yao could not produce any valid document for the gold bars. The recovered gold bars and Yao have been handed over to the Customs officials for further legal action. In another case, on September 18. CISF personnel detected 27,476 USD and 7,960 LIRA from the handbag of a passenger named Rajendran Shammy Raj at IGI airport. The passenger and the recovered foreign currency was handed over to customs officials.last_img

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