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