Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru
Mangaluru, Feb 25: Customs officials at the Mangaluru International Airport seized over a kilo of gold that was being smuggled by two passengers by way of concealment inside pens and batteries of emergency lights and in paste form. The net weight of gold seized is 1.267 kg worth Rs 61.02 lac.
In the first incident, Abdul Rasheed hailing from Paivalike, Kasargod, was arrested near the toilets at the parking area of the airport on February 23. He had tried to smuggle the gold in three oval shaped packets of gold in powder form mixed with solid gum placed in transparent plastic cover wrapped with blue collared tape concealed in trousers. Gold of gross weight of 825 grams and net weight 638 grams valued at Rs 30,75,160 was seized and the person arrested. Further investigation is going on. The accused has been remanded to 14 days custody.
Another passenger Abdul Nissad Pulikur Moosa hailing from Kasargod, who arrived from Dubai, was arrested for smuggling of gold concealed inside pens and battery of emergency light, totally weighing 629.3 grams and net valued at Rs 30,26,933.