Four gold bars valued at about Rs 13 lakh have been recovered by Chennai's customs officials from a passenger from Dubai, who had concealed them in his rectum.
The gold bars, totally weighing 450 grams and valued at about Rs 13 lakh, was seized from the man who arrived in Chennai by an Emirates flight from Dubai on Saturday. Banned tobacco products were also recovered from his baggage.
A press release by the Air Intelligence Unit of Customs said a search of the man revealed that he had concealed the gold bars in his rectum. When his baggage was checked, 100 pouches of Original Blue Natural Americal Spirit brand of tobacco and 2,000 pouches of banned gutkha were also seized.
In another seizure on the same day, gold weighing 409 grams valued at about Rs 12 lakh was seized from a passenger who arrived here from Bahrain. He had concealed the gold in his trouser pockets and in his baggage.
Similarly, 300 grams of gold worth about Rs 9 lakh was seized from a woman passenger who had arrived in Chennai from Kuala Lumpur on September 27, the press release said.