An Afghan man arrested by the Indian custom police at the Indira Ghandi International Airport in New Delhi while he was smuggling 1kg gold by hiding it in his shoes, Indian media reported on Sunday.

The passenger was intercepted after his arrival from Mazar-e-Sharif, on Friday, The Times of India reported.

A detailed body and baggage search of passenger resulted in the recovery of 997 grams gold worthing around 50,000.00 US Dollars which was concealed inside his shoes, the custom department has said in a statement.

The accused passenger has admitted after an investigation that he had smuggled 400 grams gold in his last visit to India.

The passenger has been arrested and the gold is seized by the police, but the identity of him has not be revealed.

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