Gold worth Rs 36.52 lakhs seized at Chennai airport

Chennai: Based on intelligence, one Manikandan Shankar, 21, of Kallakurichi who arrived from Dubai by Indigo flight 6E66 was intercepted at exit of Chennai airport.

On personal search three bundles of gold paste weighing 836 grams were found concealed in rectum. On extraction 722 grams of worth Rs 36.52 lakh was recovered and seized under Customs Act. He was arrested.

Further investigation is under progress, according to a press release issued by the Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport.


NT Bureau