Gold smuggled with coffee powder

The Customs officials at Mangalore Airport on Thursday seized 504.90 gm of gold mixed with coffee powder.

The gold, in the form of powder, was mixed with instant coffee powder and packed in jars, Customs officials said.

The gold powder was filled in the coffee tins by removing the wrapper and then by making a small incision on the side of the tin. Gold was then added to the coffee powder.
Muhammed Ashraf, of Adkatbail, Kasargod carried the gold containing coffee jars in the Air India Express flight from Dubai at 7 in morning.

The total value of the seized gold has been estimated as Rs15.39 lakh.

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