Bhubaneswar: Two days after a gold smuggling bid was foiled at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here, officials of Air Intelligence unit of Customs Department again seized gold worth Rs 22 lakh from a passenger at the airport today.
The Custom officials have detained two passengers for interrogation in this connection.
Sources said the gold bars weighing over 612 grams were concealed in the rectum of the one of the passengers.
On July 10, gold chains worth Rs 5.33 lakh was seized from a passenger, who had arrived at the BPIA from Bangkok by an Air Asia flight. The gold chains were found concealed beneath the passenger’s t-shirt collar.