3.72 kg gold seized at Chennai airport

11 passengers from Dubai were searched on Wednesday

Gold weighing 3.72 kg was seized at the Chennai airport.

Padma Balaji, 25, who concealed 546 g of gold in the form of a paste covered by a chocolate wrapper, was arrested by the Air Customs after she arrived from Dubai at the airport on Thursday.

On Wednesday, 11 passengers from Dubai had hidden gold paste bundles weighing 2.15 kg and worth ₹1.14 crore.

Three passengers, who came from Sharjah, had 685 g of gold in the form of gold paste in their rectum. In another case on Wednesday, a passenger from Dubai had concealed 347 g of gold as gold paste bundles in his rectum, according to a release.

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