Over 2 kg gold seized from woman at Chennai airport

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Chennai, Feb 1 (IANS) The CISF personnel on Saturday seized over 2 kg gold valued around Rs 1 crore from a woman at Chennai international airport, officials said.

A senior CISF officer said Vijaykumari, who exhibited “suspicious behaviour”, was intercepted and taken to a frisking booth where she was checked by women CISF personnel.

The woman, a housekeeping staff of Travel Food Services, Chennai, was stopped when she was walking out of the new international terminal building.

Around 2.4 kg (a total of 24 pieces of gold bars) wrapped in black adhesive and tied around her waist in a bandolier was found.

During questioning, the woman said she got the gold bars from a woman passenger in the washroom.

The custom department officials were informed and the gold bars handed over to them.

–IANS

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