The Customs Act, 1962
80. TEMPORARY DETENTION OF BAGGAGE. –
Where the baggage of a passenger contains any article which is dutiable or the import of which is prohibited and in respect of which a true declaration has been made under section 77, the proper officer may, at the request of the passenger, detain such article for the purpose of being returned to him on his leaving India 1[and if for any reason, the passenger is not able to collect the article at the time of his leaving India, the article may be returned to him through any other passenger authorised by him and leaving India or as cargo consigned in his name].
1. Ins. by Act 22 of 1995, sec. 63 (w.e.f. 26-5-1995).