Customs officials at the Chennai airport seized gold worth Rs 1.18 crore from a Malaysian national and under the seat of a flight that came from Sri Lanka.
In the other case, based on intelligence that gold was likely to be smuggled by some passengers travelling on a flight from Colombo on Thursday, a search was conducted in the aircraft.
During rummaging, 23 gold bars weighing 10 tolas, each weighing 2.67 kg worth Rs 1 crore, were recovered from underneath one of the seats. When the officials questioned the passenger who was seated there, he denied any knowledge of it. The gold bars were seized and further investigation is on.