"The officials seized gold weighing 1.14 kg, amounting to Rs 51.8 lakh, from the two passengers concealed in the rectum in paste form," the statement issued by the customs department said.
The 26-year-old woman worked as a Food and Beverages Assistant in the lounge at Terminal-3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, they said.
At least 125 flights landed and 118 departed from Delhi airport on the first day, but 82 planes arriving and departing from Delhi were cancelled.
Airport authorities ensured that the highest level of safety will be provided without compromising on passenger comfort
The employee last handled SpiceJet cargo flight to Patna from New Delhi on May 3, a source said.
The currency was recovered from Mohammad Arshi, a Delhi resident, on Sunday afternoon when he was to take an Air India flight for Dubai.
The airline will operate flights to Bengaluru, Chennai, Amritsar, Bhubaneshwar, Raipur, Srinagar, Bagdogra, Udaipur,Vadodara and Vishakhapatnam from T2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
With IndiGo finally agreeing to shift partial operations, the airport operator can now start expansion work at the overcrowded T1.
DRI busts international hawala racket, arrests Jet Airways employee with Rs 3.25 crore in US dollars at Delhi airport
The inspection was undertaken by a Directorate of Revenue Intelligence team at the Indira Gandhi International airport.