Man held at Chennai airport for smuggling gold worth Rs 52 lakh

A 38-year-old air passenger who arrived here from Dubai today was taken into custody for allegedly smuggling gold worth Rs 52 lakh, airport officials said.

Chennai: A 38-year-old air passenger who arrived here from Dubai today was taken into custody for allegedly smuggling gold worth Rs 52 lakh, airport officials said.

The person, a native of Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu, was found carrying 1.5 kg of gold concealed in a suitcase handle, which was detected by customs officials, they said.

He was taken into custody for questioning, they added.