Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru
Mangaluru, Feb 20: Customs officials at the Mangaluru International Airport on Friday February 19 seized 402 grams of gold that was being smuggled by a passenger by way of concealment in the wheels of trolley bag and motor plates of a toy vacuum cleaner.
The seized gold recovered is worth Rs 19,01,460.
The passenger detained was Shaik Haneefa (26) from Kasargod. The gold was concealed in the wheels of trolley bag and motor plates of a toy vacuum cleaner. The said passenger who was coming by Air India flight IX 1814 from Dubai was identified by way of profiling and further questioning. Gold in mercury coated E shaped plates and mercury coated rods were seized.
Further investigation is under progress.
The Customs team was led by Dr Kapil Gade IRS, deputy commissioner, with active roles played by officers Nagesh Kumar, superintendent, Bhoomkar, superintendent, Virag Shukla, superintendent and others.