Sunday, July 04, 2021

Gold worth Rs 1cr seized from Kannur airport

Kochi: Air intelligence unit sleuths of air customs at Kannur International Airport Ltd seized 1.89kg gold valued at nearly Rs 1 crore from two abandoned packets on Saturday.

The gold valued at Rs 99,85,905 was found in two abandoned packets in compound form. “The gold compound was recovered after rummaging through the toilet waste of an Air India flight from Abu Dhabi via Kannur to Cochin. The gold was found and recovered as abandoned. The gold compound paste weighing 2,126 grams was found from toilet waste of the flight. Later, pure gold was extracted from it. The passenger who brought the gold has not been identified yet,” customs said in a statement.

It said that efforts are on to identify the person who brought the gold. “Further investigation is underway. The operation was carried out under the leadership of joint commissioner Kishor S, assistant commissioner E Vikas, superintendents Baby VP, NC Prashanth, Jyothi Lakshmi and inspectors Prakashan Koodappuram, Ashok Kumar, Sonit Rana, Gurmet Singh and head havildar CV Saseendran,” the statement said. 

04/07/21 Times of India

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