Customs officials seize gold worth 1.97 crore at Chennai Airport

South India

According to the report from the officials, the seizures were made in separate incidents.


Customs officials at Chennai International Airport onThursday seized over 72-kilogram gold valued at Rs 1.97 crore from different passengers travelling from Dubai and Sharjah.

As per the report, a woman passenger was arrested for concealing 660 grams gold in a chocolate wrapper while the rest of the 3.18 kilogram of gold recovered from the rectums of 15 passengers.

"Chennai Air Customs: 3.72 kg gold valued @Rs.1.97 Cr. seized under Custom Act from Dubai/Sharjah flts: 1)660 gm gold paste pkt concealed in chocolate wrapper by a lady pax. She was arrested. 2) 3.18 kg gold from 15 pax concealed in rectum recovered," Chennai Customs tweeted.

Earlier this week in a separate incident, gold valued more than Rs 30 lakhs was seized by Customs Authority at Chennai Airport.


With inputs from Agency

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