Man held at Delhi airport with smuggled gold

NEW DELHI, Sept 16: An Indian has been arrested at the Delhi airport on his arrival from Saudi Arabia for allegedly smuggling gold worth over Rs 27 lakh by concealing it in speakers and bucket handle, customs officials said on Monday.
The passenger, who landed at Terminal-3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday from Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah city via Bahrain, was intercepted by the customs officers after he had crossed the ‘green channel’, the officials said.
A personal and baggage search resulted in the recovery of two gold rods and two circular gold disks, weighing 780 gm, concealed inside bucket handle and speakers, the officials said.
The value of the gold is approximately Rs 27.71 lakh. The gold has been seized and the person arrested under relevant provisions of the Customs Act. (PTI)