Two women who were travelling to Mumbai from Delhi were apprehended by airport security on Tuesday at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) for trying to smuggle gold worth Rs. 42 lakh.
The duo was trying to smuggle the gold in a shoe. The duo had landed at IGIA from Chennai and were about to catch a flight to Mumbai when the airport security officials arrested them. According to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is in charge of India's airport security, the incident took place early on Tuesday.
Everything started from a simple suspicion by a woman security personnel of the CISF. She detected something suspicious in one of the women's shoes. Upon checking it, the CISF found eight small gold bars worth Rs. 42 lakh which weighted 1.32 kg.
On questioning, everything unearthed and the duo failed to produce any relevant document pertaining to the purchase of the gold.
Subsequently, two women along with the gold were handed over to Income Tax Department officials.