Chennai: Three persons were arrested after more than 10 kg of gold worth Rs 3 crore was seized by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths.
Acting on a specific input that the accused were loading packages of compressors used in car air-conditioners at a godown on Friday, DRI officials interrogated the trio, who confessed that gold of foreign origin was concealed in the compressors.
The trio was loading the packages which had arrived from Malaysia and initial investigations revealed that the consignment was brought to Chennai from Bengaluru in a van.
The officials recovered foreign marked gold bars totally weighing 10.45 kg, an official press release said.
The three persons were arrested under the provisions of Customs Act and the officials recovered the gold bars, compressors and the two vehicles used by the gang, the release added.