Bids to smuggle gold worth Rs 2.24 crore foiled

South India

CHENNAI: Customs officials have recovered unclaimed gold bars worth Rs 2.24 crore that was concealed in the rear toilet of an aircraft that arrived here from Dubai on Tuesday were recovered.

Acting on a tip-off that the precious metal was being smuggled in a plane from Dubai, the Customs sleuths rummaged the flight at the airport here on Tuesday.
According to the statement, four bundles wrapped in black adhesive tapes were found concealed in the rear toilet of the international flight, which was to fly to New Delhi in the domestic sector.
As per the statement, Forty-eight gold bars with foreign marking, weighing 5.6 kg and valued at Rs 2.24 crore was recovered. It has been seized as unclaimed under the Customs Act and an investigation is on.

With inputs from PTI

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