In a major seizure, Chennai Air Customs on Saturday has seized 133 grams of gold paste worth ₹6.93 lakh at the Chennai International Airport from a passenger who arrived from Dubai.
Earlier in the month of August, Hyderabad customs had also seized 3.11 kg gold from passengers who arrived from Dammam in Air India flight under Vande Bharat mission.
According to Chennai Air Customs, two bundles of gold paste were recovered from his rectum during the search. E133 grams of gold worth at ₹6.93 lakhs was seized under Customs Act, 1962.
“On July 30, based on suspicion and profiling of the passengers, booked cases against 11 passengers in connection with smuggling of gold. The passengers have arrived in the Vande Bharat Mission Air India Flight No.1918 (Dammam to Hyderabad),” a Customs official told ANI.