Customs officials seized gold worth Rs 14.12 lakh which was concealed in nail cutters, face cream boxes, dinky cars etc at the Chennai airport on Monday.
On examination, 11 round gold cut pieces were found concealed in balm and cream bottles and three gold pieces in the bottom of toy cars. On close examination of nail cutters, the Customs found it was multifunctional with bottle opener and small knife attachments. Four knife and bottle openers were found to be made of gold and painted with silver.
Further, on personal search, one gold cut bit was recovered from his pant pocket. Altogether, 19 gold cut pieces weighing 286 grams valued at Rs 14.12 lakh were recovered and seized under the Customs Act.
Further investigation is under progress.