Customs officials at the Chennai airport in India have seized 4.8 kg of gold, worth Rs 2.5 crore ($336,000), from seven passengers arriving from Dubai, Colombo and Singapore. This follows the seizure of 2.3 kg of gold, worth Rs 1.21 crore, from two men who arrived from Dubai on Saturday. The men had hidden the gold in their bodies in the form of cut bits, chains and rubber paste. They were arrested and later released on bail. Customs officials seized 2.49 kg of gold, worth Rs 1.32 crore, from four women who arrived from Colombo and Singapore on Wednesday. Two Sri Lankan women who arrived from Colombo were caught with gold paste hidden in their clothes, which yielded 1.4 kg of gold worth Rs 55 lakh. Two women arriving from Singapore were found to be carrying 700 grams of gold chains, which were seized. An additional 745 grams of gold was seized from a man arriving from Dubai.