Three Afghan men held in Delhi for smuggling 40 kg saffron
New Delhi: Three Afghan men have been arrested by customs officials at Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country about 40 kg of saffron, according to an official statement Friday.
The accused were intercepted on their arrival from Kabul on Wednesday, it said.
“During examination of their baggage, 39.8 kg of saffron was recovered,” the customs department said in the statement.
The value of the saffron, which has been seized, is about Rs 30.56 lakh, it said, adding the three men have been arrested.