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
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
The two were arrested and an investigation was on, the
release said. PTI VIJ