NEW DELHI: A man was arrested at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold worth about Rs. 79 lakh, officials said.
The 23-year-old man was intercepted by customs officials after his arrival from Riyadh earlier this week.
“A detailed personal and baggage search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of 22 gold bars of foreign origin collectively weighing 2.5 kg,” a statement issued by the customs said.
The gold bars, valued at about Rs. 79 lakh, have been seized and the passenger, who is a native of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested, the statement said.