Chennai: Air Customs officers seized 1.72 kgs of gold on Wednesday (April 7) price Rs 79.78 lakhs from two domestic passengers who arrived within the Chennai metropolis.
In each instances, the passengers had collected the gold which was hidden of their flights, which had flown in from International locations.
Officials stated that 22 gold lower bits weighing 1.28 kg valued at Rs 59.18 lakhs have been recovered and seized from Mohammed Anas, who had flown in from Thiruvananthapuram.
He had hidden the gold in a sock, stored in his pant pocket. On questioning, he revealed on having collected the gold which was hid underneath the seat of his plane.
This similar plane had operated from Sharjah to Thiruvananthapuram on its International leg. The passenger was arrested.
Ravuathar Naina Mohamed, who arrived from Lucknow was intercepted and frisked, which led to the seizure of 446 grams of gold price Rs 20.6 lakhs.
It was learnt that the identical plane had traveled from Dubai to Lucknow and that he had taken the gold which was hid underneath the seat.