Sunday, April 04, 2021

Mangaluru: Customs officers seize gold worth Rs 39 lac at airport, passenger held

Mangaluru: Thwarting yet another attempt to smuggle gold, the officers of air customs at Mangaluru International Airport here on Sunday April 4 arrested a passenger and seized gold worth over Rs 37 lac.

The customs officers intercepted a passenger identified as Noushad Thrikkulath (37), a native of Kasargod, Kerala. The passenger disembarked the Air India flight IX 384 coming from Dubai from where he tried to smuggle gold by concealing the same inside his body through rectum.

Gold of net weight 802 grams valued at Rs 37.29 lac was seized.

Further investigation in accordance with the law is under progress.

The operation was led by Avinash Kiran Rongali, IRS deputy commissioner. Crucial role of surveillance and interception was executed by superintendents Rakesh, Barik and Ashish.

Mangaluru air customs has been successfully intercepting smuggling activities taking place through various modus operandi like concealment in the body, clothes, toys etc in the recent past from the international airport and creating a strong deterrence to the evaders.

04/04/21 Daijiworld

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