Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Gold worth ₹43L seized at Cochin airport

Kochi: Customs sleuths at the Cochin International Airport Ltd (Cial) on Tuesday seized gold in compound form and crude ornaments from a passenger, Muhammadali Gafoor of Thrissur, who arrived here from Malaysia. The seized gold was worth around Rs 43 lakh.

“During examination, two capsule-shaped packets containing gold in paste form, weighing 554.600g, were found concealed inside his rectum. Two crude gold chains weighing 230.300g were found from his hand baggage,” said a customs official.

Sources said that the crude gold ornaments were initially recovered from Gafoor and he later admitted that he was concealing gold in compound form in his rectum as well.tnn

12/07/2023 Times of India

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