Saturday, December 02, 2017

Rs. 64 lakh worth gold seized at Mangaluru airport in November

Mangaluru: Customs officials at the Mangaluru International Airport seized gold valued over Rs. 64 lakh in six cases of smuggling during November where the alleged smugglers used different modus operandi.

In a case involving seizure of 803 g of gold, gold powder was mixed with a chemical to form a gum and filled into the hollows of the sandals worn by the carrier. In another case, a passenger had hidden four gold biscuits weighing 466.4 g under the arc of his feet, which were covered with foot bands.

On the same day, another passenger intercepted was found to be in possession of three cut pieces of gold biscuit weighing 184.29 g in the inner pocket of his trousers. Next day, another case was detected where a passenger had concealed four gold biscuits weighing 466.5 g in his rectum.

In two other cases, two passengers had worn gold khadas, weighing 221 g, which were coated with rhodium to make it look like steel, said M. Subramaniyam, Commissioner of Customs, Mangaluru, in a release here.
02/12/17 The Hindu