Customs seizes Rs 62 lakh worth of gold from air passenger

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Chennai, Mar 10 (PTI): Gold worth Rs 62 lakh has been seized from an air passenger who arrived from Dubai and he has been arrested, the Customs said here on Wednesday.

The 49-year-old resident from the city had concealed four plastic pouches of gold in paste form in his socks and two pouches in the knee cap support worn by him, a Customs press release said.

'Totally, six plastic pouches of gold paste weighing 1.52 kg were recovered. On extraction, 1.35 kg of 24 K purity gold valued at Rs 62.35 lakh was recovered and seized under the Customs Act,' the release said.

The passenger was arrested, it said, adding further investigation was on. PTI SA NVG NVG