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Spate of seizures at city airport
Customs officers in Chennai seized Saudi riyals worth Rs 33 lakh and gold worth nearly 25 lakh from five passengers who landed at the airport from Bahrain, Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore, on Wednesday
Based on a tip-off, the officers at Chennai airport checked these passengers, including one who hailed from Kerala, and found gold concealed inside suitcase and hand luggage, footwear, and on person, said the Customs officials. Gold was in the form of jewellery like rings, bangles and pendants, and also as ingots and thin foils. The five were detained and further inquiries are on, sources said.