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Couple trying to smuggle watches worth crores

Last Updated: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 22:36

Mumbai: An Indian origin American national, who claims to be the owner of an IT firm in the US, was on Friday detained along with wife at Mumbai international
airport for allegedly trying to smuggle in diamond and
gold-studded watches and jewellery worth around Rs two crore,
a customs official said.

According to Customs sources, D Sontakke and his wife,
who are Indian-origin-American nationals, were intercepted on
suspicion, after they passed through the green channel.

The two had concealed gold and diamond-studded watches
and jewellery on their body as well as in their luggage, the
sources said.

The duo landed here from the US via England on British
Airways flight at about 11 AM today, sources said adding that
their statements were being recorded.

"The duo is likely to be arrested," the source said
adding that, "Sontakke claims to be a billionaire and owner of
an IT firm in the US."


First Published: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 22:36

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