New Delhi, Nov 13 (PTI) Two elderly persons were arrested by the Customs department at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth Rs 25.5 lakh into the country, an official statement said today.

The accused duo — a man (67) and a woman (65) — were intercepted by Customs officials soon after their arrival from Frankfurt yesterday, the statement said.

Nearly 995 grams of gold in the form of ‘kadas’, worth around Rs 25.54 lakh in the market, was found in their possession, it said.

The passengers were arrested and further investigation was in progress, the statement added.

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