Biju Patnaik International Airport

Smuggled gold bars worth Rs 9.64 lakh seized at city airport

Bhubaneswar: The Air Intelligence Unit of Customs and Excise on Friday seized more than 300 grams of gold from a passenger at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here.

Gold bars worth Rs 9.64 seized by Customs Department officials here.

The smuggled gold cylindrical bars were being smuggled inside wheels of trolley bag of a passenger, who arrived at Bhubaneswar airport from Kuala Lumpur in AirAsia flight.

A Chennai-based man was detained by the Customs sleuths in this connection.

Acting on spot intelligence, officers of Air Intelligence Unit of Customs at the airport intercepted a passenger of Indian origin, hailing from Chennai, who arrived from Kuala Lumpur by Air Asia flight on the intervening night of May 3 and 4, said a press release issued by Assistant Commissioner of Customs.