Gold worth Rs 9 lakh seized at Bhubaneswar Airport

Bhubaneswar: The officials of the Air Intelligence Unit of Customs seized gold ring weighing 283.24 grams at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here in Odisha on Friday.

The market value of the seized gold rings has been estimated about Rs 9,83, 409 ( Rupees Nine lakh eighty three thousand four hundred nine only) , Customs officials said.

Acting on spot intelligence, the officials intercepted one passenger of Indian origin, hailing from Kolkata, who had arrived in the city from Bangkok by Air Asia flight No. FD-112 late last night, Officials added saying several silver coated metal rings made of gold were recovered during the search of his handbag.

The passenger had tactfully hidden the gold rings in the buttons of garments, the officials revealed.

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