Friday, January 05, 2018

Rs 21 lakh gold seized from passenger by customs

Kochi: Gold worth about Rs 21 lakh hidden in the undergarments and shoes of a passenger was seized today by customs personnel on his arrival at the international airport here from Bahrain, a top customs official said.

Four crude chains, weighing 699.500 grams were seized from the man, who arrived here from Bahrain via Colombo by a SriLankan flight, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said.

T Ajmal was intercepted at the exit gate of the arrival hall by Customs officials on the basis of suspicion, he said.

While two chains were recovered from his undergarments, the rest were found concealed in his shoes, following which he was arrested.
05/01/18 PTI/New Indian Express