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Customs seizes gold worth Rs 1 crore at Cochin International Airport

Kochi: The Airport Intelligence Unit (AIU) at Cochin International Airport seized smuggled gold worth Rs 1 crore in 2 separate incidents. In the first incident, the officials seized gold weighing 1091 gram worth Rs 48 lakhs from a passenger arrived from Kuala Lumpur to Kochi. The gold in compound form was concealed in the passenger’s rectum.

In another incident, Customs officials intercepted another passenger, concealing 3 cylindrical shaped capsules, containing gold in compound form, in his rectum.The gold weighed around 1066.43 gms worth Rs 50 lakhs.

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Cases were registered under relevant sections and further investigation is underway.


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