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NEW DELHI - Cleaners working on a commercial plane in eastern India have found 24 gold bars worth about US$1.4 million stuffed into a toilet compartment, officials said Wednesday. 

Cleaners working on a Jet Airways plane in eastern India have found 24 gold bars worth more than $1 million stuffed into a toilet compartment.

India, which rivals China as the world's biggest gold consumer, has witnessed a spike in smuggling after import duties were hiked three times this year to try to dampen demand for the precious metal.

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