A senior customs official said the accused, who had arrived in Bengaluru from Bangkok on March 12 in an Indigo flight, was intercepted by the officials.
Bengaluru: The Customs officer has arrested a person who was trying to smuggle gold worth Rs 69.40 lakh. A senior customs official said the accused, who had arrived in Bengaluru from Bangkok on March 12 in an Indigo flight, was intercepted by the officials. On being asked about the purpose of travel, the passenger said that he was traveling for medical purpose, the official said. However, the passenger was unable to provide valid medical documents, which raised suspicion to the authorities.
The customs official said that a thorough examination of the suspicious passenger was carried out. On examination of the body and scanning of his bag and slippers, it was found that the slippers he was wearing during the journey had cut pieces of gold in them.
The slippers were cut open and a total of four pieces of 1.2 kg gold, worth Rs 69.40 lakh, were seized, the official said. Further investigation is underway.