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One held for smuggling cameras

Custom officials at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) have arrested a passenger for allegedly trying to smuggle in digital cameras worth Rs5 lakh.

delhi Updated: Feb 13, 2011 01:14 IST
HT correspondent

Custom officials at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) have arrested a passenger for allegedly trying to smuggle in digital cameras worth Rs5 lakh. According to custom officials, the cameras were hidden inside an air conditioner and the accused was caught when he was exiting through the green channel.

“Farukh Siar was coming from Hong Kong by Air India flight-317. He was intercepted and his air conditioner was put through the X-ray scanner. The officers noticed some gaps in the metal box. On unscrewing the AC, seven cameras, along with accessories, were recovered,” said Ashutosh Baranwal, additional commissioner of Customs, IGIA. The department has also recovered original invoices of the cameras.

“Such presence of mind should be displayed round-the-clock by customs officials,” said V K Goel, commissioner of customs.