Attempt to smuggle 500g of gold foiled at Kochi airport

  • | Thursday | 13th February, 2020

By Express News ServiceKOCHI: Customs officials on Wednesday foiled a bid to smuggle gold in a baggage that arrived on the air cargo at Kochi airport here. A Kasaragod native who reached the airport to collect the baggage was taken into custody. The officials said this was the first instance of gold smuggling via air cargo detected at the airport. Around 500g of gold concealed inside a tin containing pain balms and in the collar of a churidar was seized. “The baggage and goods arriving via the air cargo are checked using metal detectors and scanners at the airport before being dispatched.

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