Indian Customs Nab Flier From Middle East With Gold Worth $133,000 Smuggled in Shoes

Indian customs officials have seized over 2,000 grams of gold worth more than $133,000 from a passenger travelling from the Middle East.

The undeclared gold was found concealed in pouches in the passenger’s shoes, Delhi Customs said in a social media statement. The male passenger, from India, was later arrested.

“On the basis of spot profiling, (customs officials) arrested one Indian passenger arriving from the Middle East after 2,156 grams of gold in paste form was recovered.”

Customs officials did not specify which country in the Middle East the passenger had been travelling from.


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