A passenger was held at the Kolkata airport with gold bars worth Rs 77 lakh, officials said on Saturday.
Acting on a tip-off, the man who arrived from Mumbai was intercepted by officers of the Air Intelligence Unit on Friday, they said.
After a search, five foreign-made 24k gold bars weighing 1.4 kg were found hidden in his shoes, they added.
An investigation has been started, officials said.
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