Smugglers at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi tried to smuggle gold concealed in a papaya. (Photo: Pixabay)
New Delhi: Two men have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold, worth about Rs7.8 million (Rs78 lakh), by hiding it in papaya at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA).
The accused were intercepted by the customs after their arrival from Bangkok. "Detailed examination of their baggage and personal search was conducted which resulted in recovery of gold weighing 2.6 kgs concealed in a papaya fruit carried in hand carry bag having value of Rs77.65 lakh," Govind Garg, Deputy Commissioner of the customs at the IGIA, said on Monday.
The gold was seized and the passengers were arrested, he said.