A passenger carrying gold weighing 150.9 grams was detained at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in an Air Asia flight from Bangkok last night.
According to Intelligence Unit of Customs, it was during the personal search that the chain was found to be hidden beneath the collar of the T-shirt. The recovered gold was estimated to be Rs5.33 lakh.
The passenger hails from Uttar Pradesh.
Golds seized in the recent past from the Biju Patnaik International Airport, indicates that the city airport has become a hotspot for smuggling the yellow metal.Odisha News Insight