Customs foil gold smuggling bids at Cochin Airport for third day in a row

Four capsules of gold in compound form were seized from a Palakkad native. Photo: Customs Cochin

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.

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