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Indian Customs officials recover over 4kg gold

Indian Customs officials recover over 4kg gold

NEW DELHI: Customs officials have seized gold weighing 4.3kg and valued at over Rs10m being smuggled into the country and took into custody nine persons at two airports.

Around 3.5 kg of gold bars was seized from eight passengers who arrived from Singapore in Thiruvananthapuram airport while Customs officials at Chennai airport recovered 800 grams gold biscuits from a Sri Lankan national, official sources said.

The eight passengers, who were taken into custody, hailed from Pudukotai and Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, the sources said adding they had gone on a tour to Singapore.

Investigation was on to ascertain whether these persons were carrying the gold for some other persons, they said.