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Bid to smuggle gold worth Rs 2.24 crore foiled

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Customs officials have recovered unclaimed gold bars worth Rs 2.24 crore that was concealed in the rear toilet of an aircraft that arrived from Dubai on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip-off that the precious metal was being smuggled in a plane from Dubai, the sleuths rummaged the flight at the airport here, according to a statement.

Four bundles wrapped in black adhesive tapes were found concealed in the rear toilet of the international flight, which was to fly to New Delhi in the domestic sector, it said.

Forty-eight gold bars with foreign marking, weighing 5.6 kg and valued at Rs 2.24 crore was recovered. It has been seized as unclaimed under the Customs Act and an investigation is on, the statement added.

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First Published: Wed, November 06 2019. 00:00 IST