Gold bars worth Rs 41 lakh seized

Coimbatore: Gold bars worth Rs 41 lakh were seized by DRI officials from a passenger who arrived at the city airport from Sharjah today.

About 1.406 kg of gold was seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials from the 51-year-old man, who arrived by an Air Arabia flight, police said.

the officials found the man moving around in suspicious circumstances and nabbed him. A search revealed the gold bars hidden in a home theatre system.

Earlier the officials had said that 700 grams gold bars were hidden in the speaker box.

But a further search yielded a total of 1.406 kg, worth Rs 41 lakh, they said.

The man, identified as one P R Divakaran from Changanassery in Kerala, was later handed over to police, who arrested him, they said.