Man held with 1.2 kg gold at IGI airport

Last Updated: Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 16:49

New Delhi: A man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country 1.2 kg of gold bars at Indira Gandhi International airport here.

The accused, a native of Ghaziabad, was intercepted by customs officers after his arrival from Bangkok yesterday late night.

On thorough personal search of the passenger, who is in his early thirties, 16 gold bars were found concealed inside the insoles of the shoes worn by him.

"The recovered gold bars totally weighed 1,220 grams (about 1.2 kg) and was collectively valued at Rs 28.77 lakh," a customs official said.

The gold bars were seized and the passenger was arrested, he said, adding that further investigation was continuing.


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First Published: Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 16:49

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