Mangaluru: Gold worth Rs 24.4 lakh seized by Customs at MIA


Team Udayavani, Apr 18, 2021, 11:17 AM IST

Mangaluru: Customs officials at Mangaluru International Airport seized gold worth Rs 24.4 lakh from a  Dubai passenger on Sunday, April 18

The passenger has been identified as Aboobakar Siddiq Pulikoor Mohammed of Kasargod. He had disembarked the Air India Express flight IX 384 coming from Dubai.

It is said that he had tried to smuggle gold by concealing in his worn socks. Gold of net weight 504 grams valued at Rs 24.44 lac has been seized from the passenger.

The passenger was intercepted by a surveillance team led by deputy commissioner of customs Dr Kapil Gade. Crucial role of surveillance and interception was carried out by Superintendents Shri Bhomkar, Shri Vikas, and Shri Kshiti in the team.

Further investigation and proceedings in accordance with the law is under progress.

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