Customs officials seize gold worth Rs 1 crore from Thiruvananthapuram Airport
Gold bars and biscuits worth over Rs one crore were seized from an Air India Express flight by customs officials at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport Friday, a senior official said here.
The gold bars and gold biscuits, weighing 3.57 kilograms and valued at Rs 1.13 crore, were recovered from behind the seat of the flight, which arrived at Thiruvananthapuram airport from Dubai early Friday, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said.
He said the investigation was on to identify the suspects involved in the smuggling of the gold. No one is ruled out. We are looking at those with access to aircraft. We will get to the bottom of this racket, Kumar told PTI. He said sleuths were increasing checks of suspect airlines coming from sensitive areas.
(With inputs from agencies.)