Monday, October 16, 2017

Gold seized from 3 passengers at Cochin International Airport

Kochi: Gold was seized from 3 passengers at Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery on October 15. The arrested had adopted new methods to hide gold.
The officers of Air Intelligence Unit, Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery, effected three seizures. The first seizure was from a Malappuram passenger who arrived by Saudi Airlines flight No.SV 784 from Jeddah. He was carrying a speaker woofer system having two transformers inside it.
In one transformer gold shaped into wire rolls were cleverly concealed by winding into it. He also concealed two gold biscuits in his person.
In another case, a passenger of Bhatkal, Karnataka who arrived from Dubai in Jet Airways flight No.9W0527 was intercepted at the exit gate of the arrival hall by air intelligence officers. On a thorough personal search four gold biscuits cleverly concealed under the feet with adhesive tapes (two biscuits in each feet) were retrieved.
The third case was from Air Arabia flight No.G9 0427 wherein a passenger from Palakkad was carrying several perfume bottles. Gold in granular form was concealed inside the top portion of the lid of the perfume bottles.
16/10/17 Preetu Nair/Times of India
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