The intelligence agency stopped two people when they were loading packages consisting of car air conditioning compressors into their vehicle at Nungambakkam, on Friday.
When quizzed, they admitted that the compressors had foreign-origin gold concealed within them.
Simultaneously, another team of officers searched the address where the two were taking the recovered gold and arrested the third person from there.
All the three people admitted their involvement in the smuggling and removal of gold through similar such consignments arriving by air from Malaysia on several prior occasions. (ANI)