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Gold worth Rs 66.7 lakh seized at Chennai airport in two days

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Over two kg gold worth Rs 66.7 lakh have been seized at the airport here in the last two days.

Customs department officials today intercepted four passengers, who arrived from Gulf countries, and seized 1,432 grams of gold worth Rs 44.70 lakh that was in their checked-in baggage, a customs release said today.

In the other case, officials recovered 'four rectangular shaped items' wrapped with black adhesive tape which were lying unattended near the conveyor belt, yesterday.

Investigations revealed that 12 gold cut bits of 24 karat purity, weighing 700 grams and worth Rs 22 lakh, were concealed in them, the release said.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 21:30 IST