New Delhi: An Afghan citizen has been arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in the national capital, New Delhi, who had cleverly hidden 2 kg of gold in the sole of his shoes and brought it to India from Afghanistan's capital Kabul. The price of gold recovered from the Afghan citizen is said to be around 73 lakh rupees in the international market.
Giving information about the case, the officials of the Customs Department have said that on September 10, based on intelligence, an Afghan citizen from Kabul was stopped at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi Airport. When an attempt was made to search him, he started to ignore. But when his black leather shoes were removed, the customs officials were also stunned.
In the sol of both his shoes, 1-1 kg weight gold biscuits were kept, which is worth about 73 lakhs in the international market. Accused Afghan citizen told in interrogation that he had smuggled this gold and he had to give this gold to someone in Delhi. Customs officials have seized the gold by detaining an Afghan citizen and now the authorities are trying to know to whom he was going to give the gold.