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Amritsar-resident held at IGI airport on 'smuggling' memory cards

A person was today arrested from Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi for allegedly smuggling into the country memory cards worth about Rs 19 lakh by hiding them in a whiskey bottle carton.

chandigarh Updated: Apr 06, 2012 18:17 IST

A person was arrested from Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi on Friday for allegedly smuggling into the country memory cards worth about Rs 19 lakh by hiding them in a whiskey bottle carton.


Customs official said the accused was identified as Amritsar-resident Baljinder Singh, who had arrived from Hong Kong.
"While passing through green channel, he was diverted and his bags were scanned. On detailed examination of his bags, 9,050 2GB memory cards and 700 8GB memory cards, collectively valued at Rs 18.75 lakh were found," said Arun Kumar, Additional Commissioner, Customs (IGI airport T-3).

He said that the department has seized 9,750 memory cards and arrested Singh. "Further investigations are in progress," Arun said.

Similarly, in an earlier case, Vinay Kumar was arrested on April 4 with 7,614 memory cards worth Rs 14.43 lakh. Kumar had also come from Hong Kong.