Gold worth Rs 64.13 lakh seized at Mangaluru aiport

Gold worth Rs 64.13 lakh seized at Mangaluru aiport

Mangalore Air Customs arrested two passengers traveling from Dubai and seized 1.26 kg of smuggled gold worth Rs 64,13,400 at Mangalore International Airport on Wednesday.

The passengers had arrived in Mangaluru via flight IX 1814 and have been identified by the officials as Muhammed Zahir Aneez and Wasim Marzan. The duo had smuggled the gold by concealing it in the rectum, they said.

Commissioner of Customs Imamuddin Ahmed and Joint Commissioner Joannes George congratulated the officers of Mangalore Air Customs team, led by Dr Kapil Gade, deputy commissioner for their vigilant action in preventing the smuggling activities.