Footballer among three caught smuggling gold at Kochi airport
| Saturday | 15th February, 2020
By Express News ServiceKOCHI: The Customs Air Intelligence Unit seized 1.530kg of gold worth Rs 54 lakh and foiled three separate smuggling attempts at Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) on Friday.
Three passengers who arrived from Sharjah, Kaula Lampur and Dubai were intercepted on their arrival in the wee hours of Friday.
In the first incident, a professional football player, a native of Areekode in Malapuram district who works in Sharjah, was intercepted for smuggling 1kg of gold.
In the second incident, a Chennai resident who arrived from Kaula Lampur was intercepted with 356 grams of gold.
In the third incident, a resident of Valayamkulam in Malappuram district who arrived from Dubai was caught smuggling a gold chain weighing 174 grams.
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