Chinese national held at Delhi Airport

ANI | Updated: Jan 23, 2018 05:09 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 23 (ANI): Customs officials at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport arrested a Chinese national with 15 gold bars, worth more than Rs. 52 lakhs.

"On the basis of suspicion, the Officers of Air Customs Preventive IGI Airport, New Delhi intercepted one Chinese national, who had arrived from Dubai on January 20", read an official statement.

The gold bars that weigh 1749.5 grams were concealed in socks and special cavity made inside the waistline of the jeans worn by the passenger, it added.

The gold bars have been seized under section 110 of Customs Act, 1962 and the passenger has been arrested under the provisions of Section 104 of the Customs Act 1962.

An investigation is underway on the matter. (ANI)