Published On: Sun, Apr 29th, 2018

Customs seized gold worth Rs 85 lakh at airport in Kerala

Kochi: Gold bars worth Rs 85 lakhs were seized from a passenger who arrived at the international airport in Kozhikode today from a gulf nation, a top customs official said.

The gold bars were 24-carat gold, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said.

Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said based on a tip-off that gold was being smuggled through the airport, officials kept a vigil.

” Following suspicion, a passenger who came from Saudi Arabia by a Jet Airways flight was detained, he told PTI.

During a search, six cuboidal-shaped yellow metal bars were found concealed in each leg of the three kitchen tongs kept in Ali’s baggage.

The bars were 24-carat gold, he said.

The man was arrested and later released on bail, he added.

PTI

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