Highlights

  • Indian couple held at Delhi airport for carrying weapons
  • Couple carried 45 guns in luggage with them
  • Prior such involvement also confessed by couple

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Both the passengers have reportedly also admitted their previous involvement in smuggling 25 pieces of assorted guns from Turkey with approximate value of Rs 12.5 lakh. 

An Indian couple was arrested at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle 45 hand guns into the country, customs officials said on Wednesday.

The accused, who arrived here from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City on Monday, have been placed under surveillance by the officials. The husband and wife duo were accompanied by their infant daughter who has been handed over to her grandmother.

The male passenger was carrying two trolley bags, which were handed to him by his elder brother who had arrived from Paris almost at the same time and day as the couple's flight from Vietnam landed here, the customs department said in the statement.

The elder brother, after handing over the trolley bags, “slipped out of the airport,” it said.

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The woman passenger too was active part of this plan as she helped her husband remove and destroy the tags of both the trolley bags that contained the guns, the statement said.

"Further, examination of these two trolley bags carried by passenger -1 (male passenger) resulted in the recovery of 45 pieces of assorted brand guns having approximate value of Rs 22.5 lakh," it said.

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