Shoes ‘worth’

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: A pair of shoes turned out to be worth Rs 72 lakh on close in­spec­tion by Cus­toms of­fi­cials at Indira Gandhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port. The rea­son: The pas­sen­ger had con­cealed gold bars in the soles. The ac­cused, an Afghan na­tional, was flagged down after his shoes ap­peared to be much heav­ier than nor­mal.

In another case, a man was ar­rested for con­ceal­ing seven gold bars in his rec­tum. Both cases are un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Cus­toms of­fi­cials said that a 36-year-old Afghan na­tional was ar­rested on Thurs­day for try­ing to smug­gle gold bars in his shoes, weigh­ing over 2kg. The pas­sen­ger had ar­rived at Ter­mi­nal-3 from Kabul when he was in­ter­cepted. The gold was seized and the man ar­rested un­der the Cus­toms Act, of­fi­cials said.

In the sec­ond in­ci­dent, another man

Gold bars weigh­ing over 2kg were hid­den in the soles of the shoes of the ac­cused man

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