Gold worth over Rs 42 lakh seized from air passengers in Kerala

Gold worth over Rs 42 lakh was seized from three passengers who arrived at the international airports here and Thiruvananthapuram, from gulf nations.

Published: 15th April 2018 01:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2018 01:11 PM   |  A+A-

Cochin International Airport. (File photo)

By PTI

KOCHI: Gold worth over Rs 42 lakh was seized from three passengers who arrived at the international airports here and Thiruvananthapuram, from gulf nations.

The intelligence teams of Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram Airport Customs effected the seizure yesterday, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said.

The sleuths effected seizures of a total of 601.800 grams of gold valued at 17.42 lakhs in two separate cases here from two natives of Malappuram who came from Riyadh, he said.

In Thiruvananthapuram, Customs officials intercepted a passenger who arrived by an Emirates Flight and recovered seven gold biscuits totally weighing 816.38 grams.

The seized items worth Rs 25.75 lakh were concealed in his trouser pocket and shoes, Kumar said.

The passenger has been arrested under section 104 of the Customs Act, 1962, he added.

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