Indian customs authorities have seized over 2 kilograms of gold from a passenger who travelled to Bangalore from Male’ City.
According to The New Indian Press, the traveler, identified as a 23-year-old male from Malappuram, Kerela, arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore on Go First flight G8 4032 at 06:16 pm on Tuesday, September 28.
The traveler had concealed the gold in paste form in a cloth belt inside his inner wear, reported the newspaper, citing a source from within the airport.
The gold was discovered when the traveler was frisked at the airport.
The gold weighed 2.098 kilograms and is worth INR 9.9 million (MVR 2 million).
The traveler has been arrested by Indian authorities and is under investigation.
His travel records show he traveled from Kochi International Airport to Maldives on September 22.