Mangaluru: Customs officers seize gold worth Rs 39 lac at airport, passenger held

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Apr 4: Thwarting yet another attempt to smuggle gold, the officers of air customs at Mangaluru International Airport here on Sunday April 4 arrested a passenger and seized gold worth over Rs 37 lac.

The customs officers intercepted a passenger identified as Noushad Thrikkulath (37), a native of Kasargod, Kerala. The passenger disembarked the Air India flight IX 384 coming from Dubai from where he tried to smuggle gold by concealing the same inside his body through rectum.

Gold of net weight 802 grams valued at Rs 37.29 lac was seized.

Further investigation in accordance with the law is under progress.

The operation was led by Avinash Kiran Rongali, IRS deputy commissioner. Crucial role of surveillance and interception was executed by superintendents Rakesh, Barik and Ashish.

Mangaluru air customs has been successfully intercepting smuggling activities taking place through various modus operandi like concealment in the body, clothes, toys etc in the recent past from the international airport and creating a strong deterrence to the evaders.


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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    kasaragodians, pls stop the the Rectum...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Now it is confirmed the Sponsor is sitting in Dubai ...

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  • Ruben pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Also, increase fines for. if they do not have the money, seize their homes and throw them out.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    The irony in Dakshin Kannada district is certainly discomforting. Fish catch from the Arabian sea, has virtually dried up...but the gold catch, has reached a daily incredible tally, that has grossly increased the revenue of the government !!!

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    MIA should install a special toilet to extract gold from their rear end. Wonder how many smugglers pass through....

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    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Now due to modern Technology it is impossible to conceal Gold & pass throw the customs unless you have hand with Custom Officers. Moreover, this much Gold trapped where it Goes ?.

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  • Steve, Kudla

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Ayana cabin oik avu marre..cabin customs dakulu darthdu upper..

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