Customs dept seizes gold worth Rs 20 lakh from passenger at Chandigarh airport

Updated: Oct 26 2022 2:05PM

Chandigarh, Oct 26 (PTI) The Customs department seized 379 grams of gold worth nearly Rs 20 lakh from a passenger who arrived on a flight from Dubai at the Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport here, a statement said on Wednesday.

The officers of the department intercepted the passenger while he was trying to cross the green channel, the department said in its statement.

A search of his trolley bag resulted in the recovery of a gold wire with a silver-coloured coating. The wire, which weighed 379 grams, was concealed inside a steel strip of the trolley bag, it said.