Bhubaneswar: The Air Intelligence Wing sleuths of the Customs today seized gold worth Rs 5.5 lakh from a passenger at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here.
Acting on a specific input, the intelligence sleuths intercepted a passenger, an Indian origin hailing from Tamil Nadu, who arrived at the airport in an Air Asia flight from Kula Lumpur. Around 170 grams of yellow metal worth Rs 5.5 lakh was seized from his possession.
On conducting body search, a gold kara with silver coating and two pieces of gold, which were concealed in his rectum, were recovered from him.
During search smuggled gold weighing 690.55 gram worth Rs 21.89 lakh was seized from his possession.
He was immediately taken into the custody of the Customs and being interrogated now, sources said.