Kolkata: Customs department officers at Kolkata Airport have seized smuggled gold weighing around 124 grams from a passenger who arrived in the city.
The accused had hidden the gold button inside his garments when he was intercepted by the customs officials. The customs officials suspected that the accused might have been carrying something inside his dress.
Police are investigating if the accused had been involved in smuggling of gold earlier. Earlier, the AIU and customs seized huge amount of gold bars.
In most of the cases, there were attempts to smuggle gold into the city from Bangkok or Dubai. The accused was later handed over to the NSCBI airport police station for investigation.