Gold worth ₹25.45 lakhs seized at Mangalore Airport, one arrested
MANGALURU : Mangalore International Airport officials on Friday seized nearly 500 grams of gold valued at ₹25.45 lakhs from a passenger who arrived from Dubai.
The passenger was arrested in connection with the seizure and was later produced before court.
Officials informed that the gold was concealed inside the heating element of an electric rice cooker.
In a similar incident yesterday, the Air Intelligence Unit (AUI) at Kannur Airport in Kerala seized gold worth ₹31.21 lakhs from a passenger from Dubai.
Chennai Air Customs on Saturday seized 133 grams of gold paste worth ₹6.93 lakh at the Chennai International Airport from a passenger who arrived from Dubai.
According to Chennai Air Customs, two bundles of gold paste were recovered from his rectum during the search. 133 grams of gold worth at ₹6.93 lakhs was seized under Customs Act, 1962.
Earlier in the month of August, Hyderabad customs had also seized 3.11 kg gold from passengers who arrived from Dammam in Air India flight under Vande Bharat mission.