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Customs seizes gold worth ₹31.4 lakh from passengers at Chennai airport

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Sleuths of the Air Intelligence Unit of Chennai customs seized gold worth ₹31.4 lakh at the Chennai airport on Thursday night and Friday morning.

The sleuths nabbed Yogaprashath, and on checking his luggage, found 14 brownish/golden coloured coins looking like antique pieces, mixed with five rupee coins, in a small pouch.

The coins were tested by a gold assayer who certified that they were gold coins. A total of 14 gold coins, weighing 422 grams, and valued at ₹16.8 lakh, were seized.

On Friday morning, the officers nabbed Nilamudeen. He had reportedly concealed two bundles containing gold paste in his rectum. Gold valued at ₹14.6 lakh was recovered and seized. Further investigation is under process.

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