Memory cards worth Rs 60 lakh seized

Customs officials arrest Delhi resident for trying to smuggle approximately 12,550 SD cards from Hong Kong

A 32-Year-old Delhi resident was arrested on Thursday night at Mumbai's international airport for attempting to smuggle micro SD cards worth Rs 60 lakh from Hong Kong.

According to Customs officials, the accused Navneet Singh Gulati had arrived in the city from Hong Kong by a Kingfisher flight at 10 pm on Thursday. On his arrival, he passed through the green channel and began moving towards the exit gate when Customs superintendent Deepak Pandit intercepted him. 

"When we stopped Gulati and asked him if he was in possession of any items which attracted duty, he refused to answer our questions. Hence, we took him for a baggage check and on inspection found five khaki coloured polythene bags. The bags contained around 12,550 two and eight GB micro SD cards in all valued at Rs 60 lakh," said an official on the condition of anonymity.

Interrogations revealed that Gulati was a regular carrier of electronic goods from Hong Kong to India. He confessed that he had smuggled television sets from abroad too.

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