STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

5kg gold seized at Kochi airport, seven arrested

In a major haul, the air intelligence unit and customs team seized 5.064kg of gold from seven passengers, including a woman, at the Kochi airport.

Published: 01st November 2021 02:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st November 2021 02:16 AM   |  A+A-

gold

Image used for representational purpose only.

By Express News Service

KOCHI: In a major haul, the air intelligence unit and customs team seized 5.064kg of gold from seven passengers, including a woman, at the Kochi airport. Acting on a tip-off, the sleuths picked up the passengers who arrived in the Bahrain, Sharjah, and Dubai flights in the early hours of Sunday. The gold compound was concealed inside the rectum of the passengers in capsule-shaped packets. According to sources, the seized gold is worth about Rs 2 crore.

Passengers from Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka were taken into custody.  A total of 1.032kg gold compound was seized from Anas Jihad while 778gm of gold compound was recovered from Noufal P Parampath. Officials seized 501gm of gold from Mohammed Irfan Ali and 543gm from Ashar Mohammed Amar. Sibi Saji, Musbah Mohammed Ishaq, and Anjum Sufian, who came from Dubai, carried 1.071kg, 597gm and 542gm of gold, respectively.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp