Friday, 27 May 2011

Bipasha Basu detained at customs for undeclared goods

While the cricketers are strutting their stuff on field, the Mumbai customs officials are really having a field day. After Minissha Lamba, its now the turn of the ultra gorgeous Bipasha Basu to be detained by the customs officials yesterday. The reason? Well, the officials say that she did not declare imported valuables.

Reports have it that Bips arrived in Mumbai from London, when the Assistant Commissioner (Customs) Sameer Wankhede stopped her at the Green Channel and requested to examine her bags. Post which, they found out that, she had not declared footwear, designer sunglasses and imported handbags. Bipasha, on her part, was let off by the officials after she paid the duty (Rs.12, 000 in taxes), but wasn't fined.

The actress thought that only jewellery and electronic items were to be declared. The officer incharge also added that, it was a genuine case of not knowing the laws and not trying to cheat.

When contacted, Bipasha said, "It was just a routine check up at the airport and many others were being checked as well. I paid Rs. 12000 as taxes against some personal goods. I think the customs team is doing an excellent job."



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