Gold bars worth Rs 2.90 crore seized

Chennai, Apr 17 (PTI) The Customs department on Saturday seized six gold bars worth Rs 2.90 crore that was concealed in one of the seats of a plane that arrived from Dubai here.

Acting on specific inputs, the department sleuths rummaged the flight at the city airport here and recovered two heavy packets wrapped with white adhesive tapes concealed in one of the plane's seat cushions.

On opening it, six gold bars, weighing one kg each, with foreign markings were recovered, Commissioner of Customs Rajan Chowdhry said.PTI VIJ BN BN