The suspect is caught with a gold chain hidden in his belt on January 8, 2022.


Man caught smuggling Dh500,000 gold chain in belt on Dubai flight


DUBAI – A man was arrested in India shortly after arriving on a flight from Dubai when he was caught trying to smuggle a gold chain worth Dh500,000 that he hid in his belt.

Customs officials said the gold chain was wrapped inside the man’s leather belt in an attempt to avoid detection. The gold chain weighed approximately 2.3kg.

The incident happened at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Saturday (January 8).

India allows male passengers to bring up to 20grams of gold tax free on their return to the country. The gold must be valued at no more than 50,000 rupees.

For women, the tax free limit for bringing gold is 40 grams, with a value of not more than 100,000 rupees.

Those carrying more must declare their gold jewellery at customs and pay an import tax of 36 percent. ICA/Expat Media

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