On 06.02.2022, the officers of Chennai Air Customs intercepted a Lady passenger, Smt. Saithoon Beevi Jahabur Hussain, W/o Shri Jahabur Hussain, aged 38 years, resident of Chennai, who arrived from Dubai by Emirates Flight EK 544 and on examination found two packets containing Gold in paste form concealed and stitched in her inner-garments. On extraction one ingot of Gold weighing 971 grams recovered and seized. She was arrested.
Further on 06.02.2022, the officers of Chennai Air Customs intercepted a Male passenger, who arrived from Colombo by Indigo Airlines Flight 6E 1208 and on examination found one packets containing Gold in paste form concealed in person. On extraction one ingot of 123 grams recovered and seized.
A total of 1.09Kgs of Gold totally worth Rs. 47.73 Lakhs seized under the Customs Act, 1962.
Further investigation is under progress, according to a press release issued by Pr.Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport.