An Indian man has been arrested by the customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valuing about Rs 29 lakh at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here.

According to an official statement released here on Monday, the accused was intercepted by the customs officials after his arrival from London on Thursday.

“His personal search resulted in recovery of 125 gold coins weighing 96 grams, having a market value of Rs 28.88 lakh,” the statement said.

The gold was seized and the passenger has been arrested, it said.