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Gold worth Rs 1.18 crore seized in separate incidents at Mangaluru airport

Gold worth Rs 1.18 crore seized in separate incidents at Mangaluru airport
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Mangaluru, Apr 3 (PTI) Smuggled gold valued at Rs 1.18

crore was seized from three passengers who arrived at the

Mangaluru airport from different gulf nations, customs

officials said on Saturday.

The yellow metal was confiscated in three separate

incidents, a customs release here said.

In one incident on Friday, the officials intercepted two

passengers hailing from Kasaragod in Kerala, for smuggling

gold in paste form into the country.

While one had arrived here from Sharjah in the late hours

of Thursday, the other had disembarked from an Air India

flight from Dubai.

The two tried to smuggle gold by concealing in the press

buttons of jeans shirts and gold chains concealed in shoes

worn by one of them.

Gold of net weight 576 gm valued at Rs 26 lakh was

seized.

Further investigation is under progress.

The operation was led by deputy commissioner Praveen

Kandi IRS.

In the incident on Saturday, the officials intercepted a

person from Ullal. He came by an Air India flight from Dubai

from where he tried to smuggle gold by concealing in a

specially designed inner garment, jeans trouser and knee pads.

Gold of net weight 1.993 kg valued at Rs 92.27 lakh was

recovered.

The operation was led by deputy commissioner Avinash

Kiran Rongali IRS.

Further investigation is under progress, it said. PTI MVG

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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