Based on intelligence input that gold was likely to be smuggled from Dubai, a special vigil was maintained at the airport by the customs officials. As many as 14 passengers who arrived from Dubai were intercepted at the exit on the suspicion of them carrying gold.
On persistent questioning, three of them confessed to have gold paste bundles concealed in the rectum.
A search resulted in the recovery of 38 bundles of gold paste, which after extraction weighed 4.14 kg, worth Rs 2.16 crore. The officials detained the three passengers. Further investigation is on.