Officials of the Customs Department have recovered smuggled gold worth Rs 7.89 lakh from a passenger at the Pune International Airport.
Vaishali Patange, Joint Commissioner, Pune Customs, said that officials intercepted the passenger traveling from a Dubai flight on Thursday.
Officials seized 151.82 grams of gold from the two bags the passenger was carrying.
Officials said that some gold was concealed in a rubber eraser hidden under the telescopic handle of a trolley bag.
The remaining gold was wrapped in a chocolate bar and a round band of gold coated with silver, kept in a sling bag.
The passenger has been placed under arrest and further investigation is on, said an official.
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