Gold bars worth over Rs 35 lakh seized at Kol airport

, 7:08 PM IST

Kolkata: Gold worth Rs 35.44 lakh was seized at the airport here from a passenger after he landed from Hong Kong, police said.

Dipak Acharya came here by KA168 flight of Dragon Airlines this morning and was trying to pass through the green channel.

Security forces, however, got suspicious and searched him, police said, adding in total ten gold bars were seized from him.

Acharya, hailing from Behala in the south-western outskirts of the city, was arrested, police said.