Gold worth Rs. 95 Lakh was seized from the Shri Guru Ramdas ji international airport in the last two days, as per official information.
Two foreign nationals, travelling from Dubai, had concealed gold worth Rs 44 lakh in their rectum to dodge the officials at the Amritsar airport but were caught.
The officials nabbed 18 Turkmenistan nationals, including 15 women, travelling from Ashgabat via Turkmenistan Airlines on June 30 and July 1.
The accused were carrying gold worth Rs 40 lakh with the intention of smuggling in form of chins, rings and bracelets, the officials said. In another case, a Canadian who had arrived from Dubai on June 30 was arrested with a gold chain weighing 300 gm worth Rs 9.5 lakh.
Officials said they arrived at the airport via India Express IX 192 flight, but were apprehended as they appeared suspicious.