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.