KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Customs at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here in Odisha detected three cases of gold smuggling in the past few days and recovered the yellow metal worth over Rs 60 lakh from the passengers.
On Saturday morning, the customs officials seized over 300 grams of gold from two persons, who arrived in the temple city by an Air Asia flight from Bangkok.
The market value of the seized gold has been estimated about Rs 15 lakhs, Customs officials said.
This is the third incident of gold bars being seized by the Customs from the BPIA in past four days.
On Thursday night, Customs seized 15 gold bars weighing 1143.78 grams worth about Rs 35 lakhs from two passengers of Indian origin hailing from Punjab who arrived from Bangkok via Kuala Lumpur by Air Asia flight AK-31.
Similarly, three gold bars and 143 gold rings weighing 378 grams worth over Rs 12 lakhs were recovered from two passengers hailing from Thane, Maharashtra on Wednesday.