Gold worth rupees 79 lakh has been seized from a passenger at the IGIA

New Delhi : Gold worth Rs. 79 lakh was seized from a bathroom at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport airport, customs officials said today.

The customs officials have arrested a 21-year-old man for his alleged involvement in gold smuggling, they said.

After receiving relevant information the customs department intercepted the accused after his arrival at the airport from Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

He has admitted that he has brought gold to India.

“The passenger informed that he had hidden the gold in one of the washrooms at the airport. Based on his information, 20 gold bars, collectively weighing 2.49 kg, were recovered,” a customs official said.

The passenger is under custody for further interrogation.

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