Over 1 kg gold seized, one held at Chennai airport

Chennai: The customs officials seized more than one kg of gold worth Rs 44.4 lakh at the International airport in Chennai in three separate incidents and one person was arrested.

Two men arriving from Dubai and Colombo had hidden 190 grams and 202 grams of gold, respectively, in their rectums.

In a separate incident, the officials retrieved 972 grams of gold from a person arriving from Muscat. He had hidden the gold in a specially designed belt that was tied over his innerwear, said media reports.

NT Bureau