New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI) Four people, including an elderly couple, were arrested by the customs officials in separate cases for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold and memory cards worth lakhs of rupees at Delhi airport, according to an official statement issued Tuesday.Also Read - Delhi Airport Recruitment 2022: Salary Up to Rs 25,000; Freshers Can Apply For 1095 Posts

In the first case, a man was intercepted after his arrival from Hong Kong on Sunday. Also Read - Golden Tap: DRI Officials Seize 61.5 Kg Smuggled Gold Worth Rs 32.5 Crore at Delhi Air Cargo Complex

A detailed personal and baggage search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of 47,983 assorted pieces of memory cards (of 4 GB and 8 GB) concealed inside a voltage regulator being carried by him, the Customs Department said in the statement. Also Read - Breaking News Highlights | DGCA Starts Enquiry Against IndiGo After Specially-Abled Boy Denied Boarding

The market value of the seized items is assessed to be Rs 35.9 lakh, it said.

During further enquiry, the accused admitted to have brought similar quantity of memory cards in his two earlier visits to India.

“Thus the total value of the total smuggled goods comes out to be Rs 1.07 crore,” the statement said, adding that the passenger has been arrested.

Another man was stopped for checking by the customs officials after his arrival from Riyadh via Muscat on Sunday.

He was allegedly found to be carrying six gold bars and gold granules, weighing 871 grams and having a market value of Rs 28.18 lakh, the statement said.

The gold was concealed inside an emergency light being carried by the passenger, it said, adding that the accused has been arrested.

The customs officials also seized one kilogram of gold from an aged couple — 56-year-old man and 55-year-old woman. The duo were intercepted after their arrival from South Korea’s Incheon via Hong Kong on Friday.

The value of the seized gold is Rs 32.35 lakh, the statement said, adding that both of them have been arrested.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.