Rs 32 lakh worth gold seized at Kochi airport by customs

In continuing anti-smuggling operations, Air Intelligence officials of the Customs at the International airport here today seized over one kg of gold valued at Rs 32 lakh in two separate cases.

In the first case, five metal pieces, weighing 995 grams and valued at Rs 30.49 lakh were found concealed in a sub woofer brought in as check-in baggage of a passenger who arrived from Dubai, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said.

The man was arrested, he said. In the second incident, a male passenger who arrived here from Riyadh was found with two gold bars totally weighing 61 grams, valued at Rs 1.86 lakh.

The gold bars were hidden in a shaving cream tube in the man’s check-in baggage, Kumar said.


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