Sunday, December 04, 2022

After SpiceJet Flight Diverted For Emergency Landing In Kochi, Customs Catch Gold Smuggler

Kochi: The Customs at Kochi airport on Friday caught a person trying to smuggle gold worth ₹ 70 lakh inside small packs after a Kozhikode-bound plane was diverted to Kochi following hydraulic failure.

Malappuram native, Samad, was arrested when the Spice jet flight from Jeddah was diverted to Kochi airport and Customs seized 1,650 g of gold from him.

When the flight landed in Kochi instead of Kozhikode, the passengers were disembarked and allowed to rest in the security hall.

Later, when security checks were carried out to reroute the passengers on a different flight of SpiceJet, Samad showed signs of anxiety.

According to the customs officials, the accused tried to transfer the gold from his waist where it was kept in small black bags of a grown-up-man's palm length, to the luggage.

He wanted to use the washroom, raising suspicion among the CISF personnel who were monitoring the passengers. That's when the customs were informed.

The Kozhikode-bound Spicejet flight from Jeddah was diverted to Kochi on Friday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had informed.

04/12/22 ANI/NDTV

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