Gold worth BD12,500 seized by Kerala customs from Bahrain passenger

Kochi, India: Gold worth about Rs21 lakhs (BD12,500), hidden in the undergarments and shoes of a passenger, was seized on Friday by Indian customs personnel on his arrival at the Kochi international airport in southern Kerala state from Bahrain, a top customs official said.

Four crude chains, weighing 699.500 grams were seized from the man, who landed in Kochi from Bahrain via Colombo by a SriLankan flight, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said.

T Ajmal was intercepted at the exit gate of the arrival hall by customs officials on the basis of suspicion, he said.

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While two chains were recovered from his undergarments, the rest were found concealed in his shoes, following which he was arrested, Kumar said.

Source Credit: Gulf Daily News