Bengaluru: The probe into the seizure of 33 kg gold at Bengaluru international airport has been extended to Keralites.

Customs officials seized the gold valued at about Rs 9.4 crore at the Kempegowda International Airport on Wednesday night.

It was found in a cargo consignment that arrived from Dubai. The gold bars were moulded into pump sets, which were supposed to be dispatched from here.

The Customs, however, could not track the address mentioned in the consignment. They are planning to hand over the case to the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.

According to the Customs officials, the culprits use cargo to smuggle huge quantity and use flight passengers to carry gold if the quantity is less.

On December 13, three Malayalees were arrested for trying to smuggle gold worth Rs 35 lakh by hiding them in the rectum. They had landed from Kuala Lumpur.

On Thursday, a Delhi-based couple were arrested and gold bars worth Rs 27 lakh seized from them. The probe into this case is progressing.