An employee of a ground handling services firm at the Chennai airport and a passenger have been detained today for allegedly trying to smuggle 1.2 kg of gold hidden in a mobile power bank.
A CISF personnel noticed the staff receiving "something" from the passenger at the international arrival.
The gold concealed in a power bank was seized during a check, the officials said.
The incident happened on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, the officials said. The seized yellow metal is worth Rs. 37 lakh. The two persons have been handed over to the customs department for further probe, officials further said.
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