1.85 Kgs gold worth Rs. 97.7 lakhs seized at Chennai Airport, one held

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Visual of seized gold at Chennai Airport.
Visual of seized gold at Chennai Airport.

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], November 16 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Air Intelligence Unit at Chennai Airport have recovered 1.85 kg gold, worth Rs 97.7 Lakhs from 5 passengers who were carrying the gold paste, in the form of bundles, in their rectum.

According to Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport, the passengers had arrived from Dubai on Sunday.

Commissioner of customs in a statement said that five cases of gold smuggling were detected on Sunday.

"A total of 1.85 kg gold valued at Rs 97.7 lakhs was recovered and seized under the Customs Act. One arrested," it said.

The arrested person has been identified as Dhasthageer (34) of Ramanathapuram.

Further investigation is under progress, Commissioner of Customs said. (ANI)