Customs officials at Chennai International Airport seized 3.72-kilogram gold valued at Rs 1.97 crore on Thursday from different passengers travelling from Dubai and Sharjah.
A woman passenger was arrested for concealing 660 grams gold in a chocolate wrapper while the rest of the 3.18 kilogram of gold recovered from the rectums of 15 passengers.
"Chennai Air Customs: 3.72 kg gold valued at Rs.1.97 crore seized under Custom Act from Dubai/Sharjah flights: 1) 660 gm gold paste packet concealed in chocolate wrapper by a lady passenger. She was arrested. 2) 3.18 kg gold from 15 passengers concealed in rectum recovered," Chennai Customs tweeted.
Chennai Air Customs: 3.72 kg gold valued @Rs.1.97 Cr. seized under Custom Act from Dubai/Sharjah flts: 1)660 gm gold paste pkt concealed in chocolate wrapper by a lady pax. She was arrested.— Chennai Customs (@ChennaiCustoms) January 7, 2021
2) 3.18 kg gold from 15 pax concealed in rectum recovered. pic.twitter.com/c1NCPd4naT
Earlier this week in a separate incident, gold valued more than Rs 30 lakhs was seized by Customs Authority at Chennai Airport.