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Shocking arms haul in Delhi! Indian couple from Vietnam nabbed at IGI airport with 45 pistols worth over Rs 22 lakh

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: In the breaking development, shocking arms haul in Delhi. 45 Hand guns were seized from the Indira Gandhi International airport and this from two Indian nationals. Two Indian couple from Vietnam were nabbed by customs officials at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Wednesday. The couple has arrived at the IGI airport from Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam on July 11.

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“They admitted (they had) previously smuggled 25 pieces of guns having a value of over ₹12 lakh,” a senior customs official at the national capital’s IGI airport told sources.

“Ballistics reports will confirm whether the guns are real or not… but, in a preliminary report, NSG (National Security Guard, the country’s elite counter-terrorism unit) has confirmed that the guns are fully functional and can be used,” the official told sources.

The two arrested have been identified as Jagjit Singh and Jaswinder Kaur who happen to be husband and wife. Both have 17-month old daughter.

The couple had returned to India from Vietnam on July 10. Jagjit Singh was caught with the pistols in two trolley bags, given to him by his brother Manjit Singh.

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Manjit Singh reportedly gave the bags to Jagjit Singh in Vietnam after landing in the country from Paris, France.

The total cost of the guns is believed to be around ₹ 22,50,000.

Both the accused have admitted that they had previously brought 25 pistols to India from Turkey.

Further investigation into the incident is underway.

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