New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) The customs department today seized over 500 grams of gold worth around Rs 18 lakh from a man at the international airport here, according to an official statement. Also Read - Rome Could Face Second Lockdown After COVID-19 Cases Spike

The accused was intercepted by the customs department officials upon his arrival from Rome. Also Read - Trending News Today, March 15, 2020: Coronavirus Effect: Italian Man Practices 'Social Distancing' By Wearing Giant Cardboard Disc Around His Waist | Watch

A detailed baggage and personal search of the passenger resulted in recovery of about 523 grams of gold concealed in his hand baggage, it said. Also Read - Sonam Kapoor Ahuja Takes Internet by Storm With Sultry Pictures in Molten Gold-Sparkling Silver Lehenga

The value of the seized gold is around Rs 18 lakh, the statement said, adding the passenger has not been arrested.

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