KOCHI: In yet another back-to-back seizure in less than a week, Air Intelligence Unit officers confiscated crude gold wires weighing 1.166 kg from a passenger arriving from Dubai on Wednesday.
As many as seven pieces of crude wires, cleverly concealed as silver-coloured beadings inside the central frame of a trolley bag, were seized from a certain Mujeeb Parambattu of Kozhikode. He arrived on an Indigo flight early morning, said Additional Commissioner S Anilkumar. He was trying to exit without declaring the contraband valued at Rs 34 lakh in the open market. Assistant Commissioners K P Sivadas, E V Sivaraman and Romy N Pynadan and Superintendents R Latha, T K Sreesh, G N Lakshminarayanan, K P Majeed, K Sreekumar and others took part in the raid.
On Sunday, Customs officers at CIAL had foiled an attempt to smuggle 1.172 kg gold. It had been converted into crude granules and concealed in the upper portion of 10 perfume bottles in the check-in baggage, said an officer.