Chennai : Customs officials have seized 2.91 kg yellow metal of 24 k purity valued at Ruppes. 1.24 cr in 8 different cases at Chennai International Airport.
Luggage of the 8 passengers was searched by officials after intercepting them at exit over behavioral suspicion.
Out of 3 passengers, 2 were Indians, Nazeer Ahmed and Baisul Rahman. Both belonged to the Chennai. Another was Sri Lankan, Yasser who arrived from Colombo by Sri Lankan Airlines flight.
In another case, a passenger — Nooral Huk– arrived the airport from the Dubai by Indigo Flight 6E 66. Search officials found 3 strips of gold paste concealed inside waist portion of his jeans. On extraction, 303 grm were recovered.
Two Sri Lankan passengers, Fathima and Fathima Fareena Rizwi and 2 Indians — Abdul Hameed and Rasik Ali both belonged to Ramanathapuram. All 4 were travelling from Colombo by Air India flight.
On personal search, 12 bundles of yellow metal in paste form were recovered from their rectum. Custom officials seized 1.324 kilograms of gold.