Customs at Kannur airport bust 3 smuggling cases in one day - Seize Rs 1.3 cr worth of gold

Daijiworld Media Network - Kannur (SHP)

Kannur, Apr 7: Customs at Kannur airport on Wednesday intercept three separate cases of gold smuggling in a single day. The officials seized 2.8 kg of gold worth Rs 1.3 crore.

The accused have been identified as Mohammad Ashraf, Rajeesh and Mohammad Kalnad. Ashraf who had arrived from Sharjah to Kannur in flight no IX 746 was found with a gold compound concealed under his feet.

The other accused Rajeesh who had arrived on a GoAir flight was found with gold concealed in four capsules in compound form in his rectum.

The third passenger, Mohammad Kalanad was arrested following inputs from the Intelligence Agency. He had arrived from Sharjah in a GoAir flight and was smuggling gold in compound form by concealing it in packets glued under his feet.

The assistant commissioner, Madhusoodana Bhat lead the team of officers.


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  • Mohan Prabhu, Mangalore/Kankanady, Ottawa/Canada

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    MIA seems to be a porous target for smugglers. How many do in fact escape its dragnet? For three who are caught, how many escape as each flight lands from the middle east and the smugglers' destinations are in Kerala, especially in Kasargod?

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  • Urchil, Dubai

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Gold will stink if it comes from rectum. Thank God for Corona as customs officer are forced to wear mask.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    all 3 talents from kasaragod.... their single-minded devotion to gold smuggling is something not(e)worthy....

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  • S.F.H, Indian

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Dont this idiot's read newpapers?...

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  • Manoj, Manguluru

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Who is the king pin? This must be zaqaat money and not belong to one person. These people never read news paper. God knows how many times they were successful and how many times they have been caught. I salute Manguluru customs.

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  • Prde, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    This is serious and deep investigation required. Could this be modus operandi for terror funding by smuggling gold in various forms. Almost every alternate days, you find this expose in the news which is worth in crores. Authorities should dwell deeply into this to find out more on this.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Find the Source ...

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  • Abdul, Vidya Nagar, Kasaragod.

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Kalanad ........ Near Kasaragod .

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  • Anand R, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Adani effect ....

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