Bhubaneswar: Less than a week after seizure of gold from wheels of a trolly bag of a passenger at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Odisha capital, multiple gold bars weighing 5.82 kg worth around Rs 1.8 crore have been seized from the airport by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials.
As many as three passengers, all NRIs, have been detained in this connection for questioning.
The three, who arrived from Kuala Lumpur, were reportedly carrying the gold bars inside their shoes.
Notably, this is the 15th case of gold seizure at the airport in the last two months.
On the intervening night of May 3 and 4, cylindrical gold bars worth Rs 9.6 lakh were recovered from the wheels of a trolly bag of a passenger.