Afghan national smuggle 2 kg gold worth Rs 76 lakh in shoes, held at Delhi airport

New Delhi, 12th September: An Afghan national was held at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport for allegedly smuggling two gold biscuits weighing one kg each inside the sole of his shoes. The passenger was arrested at Terminal 3 of the airport after he arrived from Afghanistan’s Kabul.
The Customs Department, acting on a secret tip-off, intercepted the accused and tried to check him on September 10. However, the passenger refused to corporate. On thorough search of him and his luggage, the customs officials recovered two gold biscuits lodged in the sole of his shoes. Both the biscuits weighed about one kg each and their value has been estimated at Rs 76 lakh.


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