Man held at IGIA with memory cards worth R58 lakh
The customs department at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) have arrested a businessman returning from Hong Kong and recovered memory cards worth Rs 58 lakh from him.Updated: Jul 01, 2011 23:25 IST
The customs department at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) have arrested a businessman returning from Hong Kong and recovered memory cards worth Rs 58 lakh from him.
Customs department officers said Praveen Chopra had concealed 42 packets of cards inside the stocking he wore under an oversized pair of jeans.
A resident of Krishna Nagar, Chopra was returning from Hong Kong on board Air India flight 301.
“We had the tip-off but waited for him to declare the items. Around 11pm on Thursday, he passed through the green channel without declaring any items. He was carrying two bags and was stopped for checking,” said Roshan Lal, deputy commissioner (prevention), customs.
“We found 36,800 cards of two GB memory worth Rs 58 lakh. He has been arrested,” Lal added.
Customs sources said Chopra had gone to Hong Kong on June 29 and that there was a gang who was using him as a courier. “He had gone to Hong Kong twice earlier and we are suspecting his involvement in more cases,” said Lal.
First Published: Jul 01, 2011 23:24 IST