Mumbai Indians allrounder Krunal Pandya was detained and questioned at the Mumbai airport on Thursday by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence who was caught while trying to bring in luxury watches.
He was found in possession of two diamond studded Audemars Piguent and two Rolex models without any declaration to Customs. The total value of the watches is estimated to be around Rs 1 crore.
After questioning Pandya for around three hours, Pandya was allowed to leave after the watches were confiscated.
“The case and the watches have been handed over to the Customs unit at the Mumbai airport. The player will have to pay the duty and a fine if he wishes to take possession of the watches,” sources said.
Imported luxury watches can attract duty of up to 38.5 per cent of value that is in excess of the duty free allowance of Rs 35,000, in this case.