Gold paste hid in bandage, pants seized at Chennai airport

Chennai, December 6

Gold paste concealed in bandage and jeans was seized at the airport here, Customs authorities said on Sunday.

The value of the gold was Rs 14.73 lakh and it was being smuggled here from passengers who had arrived from Dubai, they said.

The authorities’ suspicion was aroused when they noticed an abnormal bulge on the back of a passenger and stopped the person for a check.

The check yielded a bandage which had two packets of gold paste of 24 carat, a press release said.

Similarly, the yellow metal in paste form was found in pouches stitched into the bottom of jeans of two other passengers, the release said.

The quantity of gold seized over the last 24 hours was 289 gm worth Rs 14.73 lakh, it said. — PTI

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