The Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Thursday stopped Indian cricketer Krunal Pandya at the Mumbai Airport on suspicion of allegedly carrying an excess undisclosed amount of valuables, including gold, official sources said here.
According to the sources, he had reportedly made purchases of valuables, including gold chains, totaling to a huge amount, which was considered much above the permissible limits as per Indian laws.
Mumbai Indians’ Krunal Pandya, returning from UAE, stopped at Mumbai Airport by DRI officials
After this was brought to his notice, Pandya admitted that he was unaware of the rules, apologised, and even agreed to pay the penalties on the same.
He further assured that he would not repeat the error after which the DRI allowed him to leave.
The Baroda cricketer, elder brother of star India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, was intercepted at the international airport where he landed from a UAE flight around 5 pm. Krunal was part of Mumbai Indians which won the recently concluded Indian Premier League held in the UAE.
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