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Over 4 kg smuggled gold seized at Chennai Airport

Customs officials at Chennai Airport on Wednesday seized 4.6 kg gold worth about Rs 1.90 crore hidden in two aeroplanes.

In a statement issued here, the Commissioner of Customs in the Chennai International Airport said based on information that gold was likely to be smuggled through flights arriving from Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways flight EY-268 which arrived from Abu Dhabi was subjected to a search on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the customs officers recovered two bundles wrapped with adhesive tape concealed underneath the cushion of one of the seats.

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