"During the search, the officials recovered 3.60 kgs of gold valued at Rs 1.06 crore concealed in a toilet of the aircraft", an official release said.

Gold worth more than Rs 1 cr seized from SpiceJet flight in Chennai
news Gold Seizure Friday, May 27, 2016 - 16:22

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials have seized gold worth Rs 1.06 crore from a flight that arrived in Chennai from Thailand.

Following a tip-off that smugglers would remove the gold concealed in a toilet during the domestic trip of an aircraft after it arrived from an international destination, DRI officials kept close vigil on such flights landing in Chennai.

The team conducted a search in the SpiceJet flight that arrived in Chennai from Bangkok on Thursday, an official release said.

"During the search, the officials recovered 3.60 kgs of gold valued at Rs 1.06 crore concealed in a toilet of the aircraft", it said.

"As there was no claimant for the concealed gold, it was seized under the Customs Act 1962", the release said.

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