Customs confiscate Asia Cup T20 trophy

Published: 20 November, 2012 07:39 IST | Bipin kumar Singh |

The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Mumbai Airport Customs has confiscated a Women's T20 trophy from the Asia Cup, in order to ascertain its value and determine whether it is a dutiable item or not.

India won the trophy by beating archrivals Pakistan in the final of the Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup in Guangzhou, China, on October 31.

According to Customs officials, an office bearer carrying the trophy was passing through the green channel, when the Customs official on duty stopped him.

Won and lost: The trophy that the Indian eves won on Oct 31, was confiscated to ascertain its value and determine whether it is dutiable. File pic

“A passenger on a Jet Airways flight from Dubai to Mumbai, who was carrying the cup was stopped for screening at 7.30 pm yesterday by officials. We will ascertain the value of the trophy, and will also find out whether it is exempt from Customs duty, before it is released,” said a Customs official.

Commissioner, Airport Customs, P M Saleem refused to comment as he was unaware of the development. 

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