Man detained for trying to smuggle gold worth Rs 35 lakh

Chennai: Customs officials today detained a man at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth around Rs 35 lakh.

The air passenger had arrived from Doha and the gold was found concealed under dates, which he was carrying in a bucket, airport officials said.

He was found in possession of one kg of gold, they added.

In another case, officials recovered undeclared USD 750 from a Colombo-bound passenger who was carrying the money in his handbag, they said.