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Afghan national held for smuggling gold worth Rs 1.28 cr at Delhi airport

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An Afghan man has been arrested by the customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valuing about Rs 1.28 crore at airport.

The accused was intercepted after his arrival from here yesterday.

On detailed examination of his baggage and personal search, four gold bars wrapped in black adhesive tape, total weighing 4.3 kg, kept in pockets of 'kurta' worn by him were seized, a statement issued today by the customs said.

The market value of the gold bars, which have been seized, is assessed to be Rs 1.28 crore, it said.

The passenger, who is about 26 years, has been arrested.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 18:30 IST