Gold bars worth Rs 12 lakh seized from 2 passengers at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Gold bars worth Rs 12 lakh were seized by Customs Department officials at the Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar here.

The duo was detained and being interrogated.

Acting on spot intelligence, officers of Air Intelligence Unit of Customs at the airport intercepted two passengers of Indian origin, hailing from Thane, Maharashtra, who arrived from Bangkok by Air Asia flight via Kuala Lumpur in the intervening night of March 27 and 28, said a press release issued by Assistant Commissioner of Customs.

“Search of their body and personal baggage led to the recovery of three gold bars which were concealed in their return and 43 gold rings which were concealed inside the buttons of jeans shirt and pant, both of foreign origin, which were attempted to be smuggled into India,” it said.

“Both searches led to the seizure of gold bars and rings, collectively weighing 378.370 gm and valued at Rs 12,01,323,” the release added.