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Gold smuggling: Man detained at Chennai airport

The air passenger, arrived from Doha, held Rs 35 lakh worth of gold by concealing under dates, which he was carrying in a bucket. 

Published: 13th June 2017 02:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2017 02:15 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

Chennai: Customs officials today detained a man at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth around Rs 35 lakh.

The air passenger had arrived from Doha and the gold was found concealed under dates, which he was carrying in a bucket, airport officials said.

He was found in possession of one kg of gold, they added.

In another case, officials recovered undeclared USD 750 from a Colombo bound passenger who was carrying the money in his handbag, they said. 

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