Kochi: For the third day in a row, the Cochin Customs foiled attempts to smuggle gold through the green channel of Cochin International Airport.
On Friday, a passenger from Dubai was caught with 1.14 kg of gold in compound form that he had concealed inside his dress.
The accused, Manikandan, a native of Palakkad, has been arrested. He had four capsules of a gold compound in his possession. The seized gold is worth approximately Rs 49.5 lakh, the Customs said in a release.
A passenger from Abu Dhabi was taken into custody with 1,063-gram gold on Thursday.
A day before that, three passengers from Dubai were caught while attempting to smuggle the yellow metal.