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Customs seize gold weighing 1 kg, worth Rs 31 lakhs

A search of his baggage on suspicion led to the seizure of 24-carat gold hidden inside a nebulizer, in the form of 38 silver coated plates, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said here yesterday.


PTI Last Updated at 28 Jul 2018, 10:07 IST India
Customs seize gold weighing 1 kg, worth Rs 31 lakhs
  • Customs sleuths at the international airport in Kozhikode have foiled a bid to smuggle gold weighing 1 kg, concealed in a nebulizer by a "professional smuggler" who arrived from Dubai. (Image Credit: Flickr)

Customs sleuths at the international airport in Kozhikode have foiled a bid to smuggle gold weighing 1 kg, concealed in a nebulizer by a "professional smuggler" who arrived from Dubai.

A search of his baggage on suspicion led to the seizure of 24-carat gold hidden inside a nebulizer, in the form of 38 silver coated plates, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said here yesterday.

He said the seized silver-coated gold plates totally weighing 1,008 grams was worth Rs 31 lakhs. The passenger, a professional smuggler from Dubai, was arrested and further investigation is in progress, he added.

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