Gold worth over Rs 9 lakh seized at Bhubaneswar airport in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Foiling a gold smuggling attempt, officers of Air Intelligence Unit of Customs Department seized 278.83 grams of the costly metal worth Rs 9.08 lakh from two passengers at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Odisha capital.

Acting on spot intelligence, the officers yesterday intercepted two passengers, hailing from West Bengal and Jharkhand, who had arrived from Bangkok by an AirAsia flight.

On searching their luggage, the officers found white coloured gold rings of foreign origin having purity of 99.99 per cent, concealed beneath buttons of garments and seized those.

The two were detained for questioning and investigation into the incident is underway.

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