Delhi Customs today seized a consignment of diamonds being sent out of India, having 1,082-carat weight. The officers of Air Cargo Export Commissionerate, Delhi on the basis of suspicion, examined a consignment declared as ‘plastic hot fix’ with a value of 5000 rupees.
On examination, a packet containing pouches of cut and polished diamonds was found concealed in the packets of the ’plastic hot fix’. The detected diamonds are valued at 1.56 crore rupees.
The consignment was destined for Hong Kong. This appears to be a unique case of sending diamonds out of the country through concealment in the parcels through air cargo. This is one of the largest seizures of the polished diamond at Air Cargo Export, Delhi in recent times. Further investigations are on.