The customs officials of the Chennai International Airport seized gold worth Rs. 37 lakhs from a man and a woman who arrived from Sri Lanka.
The gold was recovered from the rectum of the man and woman.
42-year-old Sivakumar Palaniyandi and 35-year-old Sagay Mary were detained at Chennai Airport for smuggling the gold in an illegal way.
Authorities seized 525 grams of 22-carat gold from Sivakumar. The gold seized from Sivakumar has a market value of Rs. 19.5 lakhs.
Sagar mary had 128 grams and 320 grams of gold worth Rs. 4.7 lakh and Rs. 12.6 lakhs.
Officials seized a total of 973 grams of gold worth Rs. 37 lakh from the man and the woman.
The 2 were arrested under the Customs Act 1962.
An official investigation for the case has been launched.