The Customs Department has seized gold worth Rs 79 lakh from a washroom at Delhi airport, following which a man has been arrested for alleged involvement in the smuggling.
According to PTI inputs, the accused was intercepted by the customs department after his arrival at the airport from Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. During enquiry, he admitted to have brought gold to India.
"The passenger informed that he had hid the gold in one of the washrooms at the airport. Based on his information, 20 gold bars, collectively weighing 2.49 kg, were recovered," a customs official said.
The passenger, aged 21 years, has been arrested and the gold valued at Rs 78.85 lakh was seized, the official said.