Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Police in India arrest Dubai passenger who hid 1kg of gold in his body

Police in southern India arrested an airline passenger from Dubai who concealed nearly a kilogram of gold in his body.

The passenger arrived at Kerala's Kannur airport on a GoAir flight with 972 grams of the flattened precious metal that he had inserted into his body.

Officials at the Air Intelligence Unit extracted the gold from the man, the state agency aid on Tuesday.

Another passenger on the same flight was caught carrying 1.47kg of gold, officials said. They did not disclose how that traveller had attempted to conceal the pounded metal.

The next day, the customs office seized 386g of gold from a passenger who landed in Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, on an Air Arabia flight from Sharjah.

Officials said the gold was hidden in the traveller's underwear in an attempt to avoid declaring it.

It was the seventh attempt at smuggling gold or foreign currencies into India from a Gulf state reported by Indian customs in Cochin this week, with gold also seized from a traveller flying in from Muscat on Sunday.

14/10/20 National

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