Customs sized Rs.18,16,734/- smuggling gold at Mangalore Intl. Airport

11:26 PM, Friday, November 21st, 2014
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gold Mangaluru  : The officers of Customs at Mangalore International Airport have busted another modus operandi of gold smuggling and in two separate cases, seized gold weighing 699.900 grams totally valued at Rs.18,16,734/-.

In the first case, the officers seized gold in the form of Two numbers of Ten Tola Gold Bars, totally weighing 233.300 grams and valued at Rs.6,20,578/-. The gold bars were secreted in the rectum by the passenger Shri.Azees Sulaiman, aged about 37 Years, son of Shri. Sulaiman, residing at H.No.8/346, Kallingal House, Udma, Padinchar Post,Kasaragod, Kerala-671319, who arrived at Mangalore International Airport on 21.11.2014 at about 0745 hrs by Air India Express flight No.IX814 from Dubai.

In a similar case on the same day and same flight, the officers seized gold in the form of a cylindrical rod shaped object, weighing 466.600 grams and valued at Rs.12,41,156/-. The gold object was secreted in the rectum, by the passenger Shri.Abdul Hameed Muttathody, son of Shri. Abdulla Abdul Rahiman, aged about 42 Years, Albaithul Jifiry House, XXXII-141A, Teenage St., Village Adkathbail, Dt. Kasaragod, Kerala.

Further investigation in both the cases is under progress.

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