On Sunday, the airport authority seized two new Patek-Philippe watches from Indian allrounder Hardik Pandya at CSMI airport.
As per the authority, the seized watches are worth ₹5 crores.
The authorities noted a discrepancy in the serial numbers mentioned on the watches and the bill.
The allrounder has issued a clarification on the incident stating that only one watch worth ₹1.5 crores has been seized by the airport for proper valuation.
"I had voluntarily declared all the items that I'd lawfully purchased from Dubai and was ready to pay whatever duties that needed to be paid. As a matter of fact, the customs department had asked for all purchase documents which were submitted; however customs is doing the proper valuation for duty which I've already confirmed to pay," he said.
"The cost of the watch is approximately ₹ 1.5 crore and not ₹ 5 crores as per the rumors floating around on social media. I'm a law-abiding citizen of the country and I respect all government agencies. I've received all the cooperation from the Mumbai customs department and I've assured my full cooperation to them and will provide them with whatever legitimate documents they need to get this matter cleared. All allegations against me of crossing any legal boundaries are totally unfounded," he added.