AI passenger carrying gold bars worth over Rs 2.5 crore held

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Kozhikode, Aug 19: A 27-year-old Air India passenger was held after gold bars worth more than Rs 2.5 crore were seized from his possession at Karipur airport here, officials said yesterday.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of DRI officials checked the baggage of Thaslim, a passenger from Bahrain, and seized the gold bars weighing 6.4 kgs.


The bars were found concealed inside the computer UPS of Thaslim, a native of Kavil in the district, the DRI officials said. Thaslim was taken into custody for questioning, they said.


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