Hyderabad : Customs booked a case for smuggling of Gold on a pax arriving from Cochin by 6E-697. Foreign marked gold smuggled from Dubai and concealed in the washroom of the aircraft was retrieved by the said pax. Gold of 1.2 kg valued at Rs. 60 lakh. Image Source: IANS News

Chennai, April 17 : Chennai Air Customs on Saturday said it had seized six kg gold concealed in an Air India flight from Dubai.

In a statement the Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport said the Air India flight was rummaged on intelligence input that gold was likely to be smuggled in from Dubai.

On rummaging two heavy packets were found concealed under one of the seat cushions of the aircraft.

On cut opening, six gold bars weighing 1 Kg each valued at Rs.2.90 crore were recovered and seized as unclaimed under Customs Act.

6 kg of gold worth Rs. 2.90 crore was recovered and seized under Customs Act.

Further investigation is under progress.

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