Two Chinese women held with Rs 45 lakh shawls at IGI airport
NEW DELHI: Two Chinese women were arrested at IGI airport for trying to smuggle out Shahtoosh shawls worth nearly Rs 45 lakh. Customs officials said their action was not only a violation under the Customs Act, but also under the Wildlife Protection Act and Foreign Trade Act, as the shawls were made from the hair of the Tibetan antelope or 'Chiru', which is an endangered Schedule I species, under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.
The incident took place on Thursday when the two women were intercepted while boarding flight MU 564 to Shanghai. A baggage scan resulted in the discovery of 15 Shahtoosh shawls, worth nearly Rs 45 lakh. "The shawls are made from the hair of chiru, which are endangered globally, making it an offence under the Wildlife Protection Act," said a senior Customs official.
这起事件发生在10月18日，当时两名中国女子准备登上飞往上海的 MU 564航班时被拦截。
Chinese were taking these shawls to create duplicate version to be sold here again in bulk at 450 rupees each.
from spying to poaching Chinese seem to be involved in all illegal activities