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Gold worth Rs 89.17 lakh seized, 2 arrested

Gold worth Rs 89.17 lakh seized, 2 arrested
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Chennai, May 16 (PTI): Over one kg of gold worth Rs 89.

17 lakh has been seized at the airport here and two persons

have been arrested in this connection, Customs authorities

said on Sunday.

On inputs that the precious metal was being smuggled

into the country, a 21-year-old passenger, who had arrived

from Dubai, was stopped and interrogated, they said.

The passenger gave evasive replies and a frisking

yielded two packets wrapped and stuck by tape, and tied to

both his legs, a press release said here.

On unwrapping the packets, the authorities seized 1.80

kg of gold in paste form. It was worth Rs 89.17 lakh, the

release said.

On further questioning, the passenger told the

authorities that he was to hand the packets over to an

individual outside the airport.

The officials then took the passenger there and caught

that person.

The two were arrested and an investigation was on, the

release said. PTI VIJ

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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