Mumbai, Apr 16 (PTI) The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Customs today seized gold worth over Rs 35 lakh from a couple at the international airport here and arrested them for illegal possession of the precious metal.

The officials intercepted Siddeeque Mundodan and Jamsiya Karalil, both holding Indian passports, upon their arrival at the airport from Dubai, a Customs release said.

The officials found Karalil had concealed 1254 grams of gold, valued at Rs 35,69,987, between two layers of a crepe bandage wrapped around her waist, it said, adding that she was carrying the gold which was owned by Mundodan.

The duo were arrested under the Customs Act 1962.

Further investigation is underway.

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