Afghan national held at Delhi's IGI Airport for hiding 2 kg gold in shoes

The gold was seized and the man arrested under relevant provisions of the Customs Act.

Published: 12th September 2019 02:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2019 02:52 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: An Afghan national has been arrested at the Delhi airport for allegedly carrying smuggled gold worth more than Rs 72 lakh concealed in his shoes, the Customs officials said on Thursday.

The Afghan passenger, who arrived at the Terminal-3 of IGI Airport from Kabul on Tuesday, was intercepted by the Customs officials.

Two gold bars total weighing 2,019 gram concealed inside the shoes worn by the man having a tariff value of Rs 72.90 lakh were found, the officials said.

The gold was seized and the man arrested under relevant provisions of the Customs Act.

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