Thursday, December 19, 2019

7.5kg of gold seized at Cial

Kochi: Directorate of revenue intelligence and customs air intelligence unit seized a total of 7.5kg of gold, foiling smuggling bids at the Cochin International Airport Ltd (Cial) on Wednesday.
DRI officers seized 2kg of gold in the form of biscuits from a Mumbai woman. Officers said that the gold was hidden in the lavatory of an aircraft by another passenger for the woman to collect. The woman, a domestic passenger who was coming from Chennai to Kochi, collected the contraband hidden in the toilet. She hid it on her body and tried to exit the airport, when sleuths intercepted her.

“Further investigations into the seizure are progressing,” said a DRI officer. Sources said that as many as 17 gold biscuits were found concealed around the waist of the passenger.

Customs air intelligence officers seized 5.5kg of gold from two passengers. The metal was concealed in the handle portion of dumbbells in the check-in baggages of the passengers.

Customs officers intercepted the passengers who landed at Cial from Kuwait. Both of them were natives of Kadappa in Andhra Pradesh, said an officer.
19/12/19 Times of India
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