Chennai airport officials seize 740g of gold from M’sian passenger


Indian authorities foil smuggling bid with confiscation of jewellery worth around RM200,000

The Indian Customs Department says it found 740g of gold jewellery concealed on the body of a Malaysian woman at Chennai International Airport (pic for illustration purposes only).

NEW DELHI – Indian customs authorities foiled a gold smuggling bid by a Malaysian passenger at Chennai airport and seized 740g of jewellery.

The female passenger had arrived from Malaysia on an Indigo airline flight on Tuesday.

“On search of her person, assorted gold jewellery weighing 740g concealed on her body was recovered,” the Customs Department said in a press release yesterday.

The seized gold is of 24k purity and valued at ₹3.62 million (RM199,850), it said.

Further investigation is underway, said K.P. Jeyakar, a Chennai International Airport customs official.

source – Bernama

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