Mumbai: Mumbai Airport Customs intercepted and arrested two Indian women passengers who landed here from Dubai with 2.65 kg gold, concealed in wax form, in their jeans, an official said.
The two women arrived here by an IndiGo flight 6E-64 and based on profiling and surveillance, the Customs sleuths stopped them for searches.
During the physical search, both women were detected with something wrapped below their knees in a bandage-like arrangement, arousing suspicions.
On further examination, it was found that the duo had wrapped 24-carat pure gold in wax form around their legs, concealed with an adhesive bandage-like material underneath their jeans.
The total recovery was 2.65 kgs of the purest form of gold worth around Rs 1.40 crore, said the official.
Both women were arrested and have been sent to police custody by a court, while further investigations are on into their accomplices or others involved in the entire gold smuggling racket.