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Customs Department seizes 238 grams of gold from Dubai passengers at Mangaluru Itl. Airport

Gold PowderMangaluru : The Customs officials on Friday intercepted two passengers at the Mangalore International Airport and seized 238 grams of gold that was being smuggled.

A team, led by Deputy Commissioner Dr Kapil Gade, found gold concealed as gold foils pasted to the bottom of makeup foundation boxes. The passengers, Kasim Ibrahim Kolad from Gujarat and Mohammed Bashar Ruknuddi from Bhatkal, who had arrived at the airport from Dubai, had also hidden pouches with gold powder under their armpits.

A total of 238 gms of gold valued at Rs 11,00,946 has been seized and further investigation is underway.