Gold worth Rs 27.6 lakhs seized by Customs at Kolkata airport

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Gold worth Rs 27.6 lakh was seized by the Customs in Kolkata on Thursday. (Photo/ANI)
Gold worth Rs 27.6 lakh was seized by the Customs in Kolkata on Thursday. (Photo/ANI)

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], November 6 (ANI): Customs officials on Thursday seized 531.20 gms of gold foils concealed in chocolate boxes valued at Rs 27,62,240 at Netaji Subhash Chandra International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata.

An official statement from Customs department said one person at the green channel of NSCBI airport was held after the officials acted on a spot intelligence.

"Acting on spot Intelligence, officers of Airport Commissionerate intercepted one person at the green channel of NSCBI Airport on November 5, recovering 531.20 gms of gold foils concealed in chocolate boxes and valued at Rs 27,62,240. The pax has been arrested," a release from the Kolkata Customs said.

The gold has been seized under the Customs Act 1962 and further investigation is underway. (ANI)