• Short Summary

    Indian Customs men in Delhi on Monday (17 August) showed part of a cache of seized gold which was allegedly being smuggled by two Frenchmen.

  • Description

    Indian Customs men in Delhi on Monday (17 August) showed part of a cache of seized gold which was allegedly being smuggled by two Frenchmen. The 123 pound (56 kilos) of gold was worth more than one million Rupees (GBP 55,000 Sterling) and was taken by the Customs men from the hotel room in which the Frenchmen were staying.

    The two men, whose names were not revealed and who were nt shown to the press were members of a French tourist group which flew into Delhi on Sunday (16 August).

    Acting on information, a Customs team raided their hotel early Monday morning and found the gold in small bars in canvas jackets with special pockets. The gold bars bore "Credit Suisse" markings.

    According to the Customs men, the two Frenchmen also had a quantity of undeclared foreign currency including American Dollars, and Swiss and French Francs.

    Monday's was the biggest seizure of gold ever made by Customs men in northern India. The largest previous such seizure was in 1963, when 97 pounds (44 kilos) of smuggled gold were recovered.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA517HFPNJ1PZ6GVTTF8X2QFPA0
    Media URN:
    VLVA517HFPNJ1PZ6GVTTF8X2QFPA0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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