The foreign currency was seized from his checked-in baggage and it was concealed in the specially stitched lining of his bag, Kumar said.
In two separate cases, customs sleuths seized 10 gold bars worth Rs 33.14 lakh and 2064 grams of a brown paste compound Tuesday.
It was recovered during the routine rummaging of the aircraft by the Customs Air Intelligence Unit, he said.
The brown paste, suspected to contain gold, was seized from a passenger hailing from Thrissur who had arrived from Abu Dhabi by an Etihaad flight.
The paste was concealed in the passenger's underwear, the official said.
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