Mangaluru: Customs officials seize gold worth Rs 18.75 lac from two Dubai returnees

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Mar 29: Officers of Customs at Mangaluru International Airport seized gold from two passengers who had arrived from Dubai on Monday March 29.

The Customs officers team intercepted two passengers named Sukkur Moideen Kunhi (48) hailing from Kasargod and Misri Naseemul Gani (44) from Bhatkal.

The duo had disembarked from SpiceJet and Air India flights respectively coming from Dubai.

Both the passengers tried to smuggle gold by concealing in a specially designed footwear and also by concealing in the mouth. Gold of net weight 405 grams valued at Rs 18.75 lac was seized. Further investigation is under progress.

The operation was led by Dr Kapil Gade, IRS, deputy commissioner. Crucial role of surveillance and interception was executed by superintendent Rakesh Kumar along with superintendents Sandeep M S and Chandramohan Meena.





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  • N.D. Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    I think the couple were not aware that scheme has been scrapped.

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    Gold ceased in Airports where they will store? In this manner GOLD reserve of India must increase yearly to maximum. At last only batwara or going to treasury?

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    How come these people keep smuggling the gold and go into loss ? They are not aware of the daily news getting published in social media ??? They can purchase gold here with the same these people are uneducated so that they can't read news ? Hitting on our own legs by our own axe....really surprising

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    The rates are lower in gulf. If you can smuggle one kg of Gold, you can earn 4.75 lakhs approx. But if you do not have resources to buy 1 kg gold, there are people who give you 1 kg gold in various forms and you get straight 1 lakh when you hand over the gold in Mangalore. Moreover, 24K gold from Dubai fetches more rate in India. Out of 100 mules who carry gold, only 2 or 3 get caught.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    Cynthia Kirem,these people must have thought ,gold in mouth cant be detected,as well in Foot wear.Our customs are washed in all waters and find gold not only in mouth but inside the A.. or intestine tooSuper maschines too are working without any influence.Gold collected here I heard can be taken by paying taxes,or will be kept in Treasures ,But many times treasures too have some wholes where many times ,gold goes missing .may be some ants?(with two legs?)

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  • Raviraj Poonja, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    Common factor again. Victim card and Intolerance card is ready to be played . So now what will they blame 'Demonetization''???

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    Please investigate the source - Gold doesn't grow on trees in Dubai ...

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    May be it's happening in all other International Airports in India elsewhere too.... But I think, in Mangalore, Customs Dept posted such an Officer that, he never bow his head for illegal business so the this much catch

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  • Edwin Coutinho, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    This is one of the 'pros' of privatization. Airport employees are monitored on their efficiency and rewarded as well for their performance. No lethargic and casual attitude. If you have noticed recently in comparison to the past, the 'check in ' staff and other members are extra nice in greeting people. They smile ear to ear .

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    Chor Chor

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    Whether the culprits are from Kasaragod, Magaluru or Bhatkal, the common factor remains the same!!!

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    Shankar bhai, you have certainly established the root cause of criminals activities, in the state of Karnataka... This factor is true and " Bang On " even in Mumbai !!!!!

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  • Fenandes, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಚಿನ್ನದ ಗಣಿ ಎಲ್ಲಿದೆ? ಉತ್ತರ. ಮೊದಲು: ಕೋಲಾರ. ಈಗ: ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಅಂತರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ವಿಮಾನ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣ.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Mar 29 2021

    Should add in the lesson. Good one 😂😂

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