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Updated on: Monday, December 20, 2021, 12:07 PM IST

Watch Video: 3.8 kgs gold recovered from 18 Kenyan women, 1 arrested

The women were carrying gold in the form of bars, wires and powder which was concealed in coffee powder bottles, linings of innerwear, footwear and masala bottles.
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The Customs officials on Sunday recovered 3.8 kgs of gold from 18 Kenyan women arriving from Sharjah, the agency officials informed. One woman was arrested on charges of non-declaration of gold and violating import conditions.

According to the customs officials, the seized gold was worth crore of rupees. The women were carrying gold in the form of bars, wires and powder which was concealed in coffee powder bottles, linings of innerwear, footwear and masala bottles.

"If the value of gold is above Rs 20 lakh, then the person is placed under arrest by the customs officials." The official said that gold from other women was seized and they were let off after examination, as they were carrying gold in small limits.

They had not declared gold, import by a foreign national is strictly prohibited by the central government. Also there are certain conditions of gold import in India. "One woman who has been carrying a large limit has been arrested," said a Customs official.

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Published on: Monday, December 20, 2021, 12:07 PM IST
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