Chennai, January 8: 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. Madras High Court Orders Probe Into Missing 103 Kg Gold Out of 400.47 Kg Seized by CBI.
Watch: Gold Seized Wrapped in Chocolate
#GoldenChocolate wrapped in #Underwear #Gold concealed in #Rectum @ChennaiCustoms ने 16 लोगों से ₹1.97 करोड़ का सोना ज़ब्त किया जो अलग-अलग तरीकों से दुबई और शारजाह से छिपा कर तस्करी कर ला रहे थे। pic.twitter.com/lty8HaRskL
— Jitender Sharma (@capt_ivane) January 7, 2021
"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. 2) 3.18 kg gold from 15 pax concealed in rectum recovered," Chennai Customs tweeted.
Earlier this week in a separate incident, gold valued more than Rs 30 lakhs was seized by Customs Authority at Chennai Airport.
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