Chennai: Chennai Air Customs officials seized 1.588 kg of gold worth Rs. 66.34 lakh from two passengers at the airport in separates cases.
In the first case, gold was seized from a passenger who had hidden it in an iron hammer. The passenger had arrived from Dubai. The seized hammer had gold moulded on the inside.
The hammer was broken and gold molded inside it was recovered, a release from the Principal Commissioner of Customs, Chennai, Air Intelligence Unit, here.
In a separate incident, 1.2 kg of gold was found in a mirror frame carried by a passenger from Kuwait.