Man held with 78 kgs of silver jewellery at IGI

 A man has been arrested at the IGI Airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle in about 78 kg of silver jewellery.

30-year-old Shariq Khan, a Mumbai resident, was intercepted at the airport yesterday when he arrived from Bangkok.

He tried to clear 77.078 Kgs of silver jewellery without payment of customs duty, the customs department said in a release.

The silver jewellery was recovered from the two checked -in baggages and one handbag. "The value of the recovered silver jewellery is Rs 37.01 lakh," it said.

Following registration of a case, Khan was arrested under relevant sections of the Customs Act. "Further investigation was on," the release said.

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