Rs 18 lakh worth gold hidden as screws of power banks, switches seized at Kerala airport
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 28: Gold was concealed in the shape of screws in power bank devices and switches in check-in luggage. Officials of Air Intelligence Unit seized 24K gold worth Rs 18 lakh from two passengers arriving from Dubai at an airport in Kerala.
Also, a passenger was caught carrying gold in rectum.
Based on information, Calicut AIU Batch C Seized 364 gms of 24K gold from the passengers travelling from Dubai in Fly dubai flight No.FZ 4313.
Few days back, The Customs Preventive Department (CPD) at Kerala's Kozhikode International Airport seized a total of 1,088 grams of compound gold from two passengers.
Similar incident happened in the month of August when customs foiled another bid to smuggle gold through Thiruvananthapuram airport. Gudalur native Muhammad Nazar from Sharjah was nabbed with gold worth Rs 26 lakh.
The passenger who landed at Thiruvananthapuram airport on Air Arabia's flight was smuggling gold hidden inside a juicer's motor.