Ethiopian woman smuggles 3kg of gold into India

ESAT News (November 21, 2016)gold-bar

Indian customs officials at IGI Airport arrested an Ethiopian woman for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country over 3 kg of gold worth Rs 89 lakh (approximately 132,000 dollars), along with $10,000 in cash, on Wednesday. They also seized demonetized currency notes of Rs 1,000 amounting to Rs 60,000 from her (879 USD.)

The Times of India quoted senior customs officials as saying that the woman, who arrived from Addis Ababa, was arrested at IGI Airport for the second time. Two months ago, she was caught with 650 grams of gold after which she was released on bail.

The report said in the early hours of Wednesday, she landed at the Delhi airport. A team of customs officials intercepted her at the green channel. During the baggage scanning, five gold bars and jewelry were recovered from her.