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Bhubaneswar: Acting on spot intelligence, officers of Air Intelligence Unit of Customs at Biju Patnaik International Airport intercepted a man and seized 34 smuggled gold bars from his possession.
Out of 34 smuggled gold bars, 33 were kept concealed inside the handles of 33 pieces of screw drivers (specially made for the purpose) while one piece of rectangular yellow metal wrapped with black adhesive tapes in capsule form was recovered from his possession.
The man hailing from Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu had kept the gold bars in a tool box.
The 34 smuggled gold bars, which were recovered during search of his body and personal baggage, is said to weigh 661.53 gram and valued at ₹19.46Lakh.
The man had arrived from Kuala Lumpur by AirAsia flight AK-31. Further investigation is underway, said sources at the Airport.