Wednesday, September 08, 2021

1.5kg gold seized at Cochin airport

Kochi: A customs preventive commissionerate team and customs air intelligence unit seized around 1.5kg of gold from two international passengers at Cochin international airport.

The seized gold is worth nearly Rs 75 lakh and both carriers arrived from Dubai.

Around 1.075kg of gold was seized from Naseef of Chundambatta Madathil in Pattambi. Naseef arrived at the airport on an Air India flight and the gold paste was concealed in his rectum.

The preventive commissionerate team intercepted him based on a tip it received from sources.

In the second case, around 366g of gold was seized from Mohammed Nahas of Kodumunda Veluthedathu in Pattambi. He arrived on a Fly Dubai flight. Customs said that Nahas concealed the gold inside the battery slot of his mobile phone. The air intelligence unit nabbed him during inspection on arrival.

08/09/21 Times of India

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