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.
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