Kochi: In a whopping seizure, Customs and DRI seized 5.5 kilograms of gold from five passengers in a joint operation at Kochi International Airport.
Four men boarded from Chennai and a woman from Dubai were arrested in connection with the seizure. The men are habitual offenders who smuggle gold in international flights as domestic passengers. The customs officials believe that a passenger who came from Dubai handed over the gold to the arrested at Chennai airport.
335 grams of gold were seized each from the three men and 1,100 grams from the other man. 3,250 grams of gold were seized from the women, named Sareena Abdu from Kasargod. In another instance, abandoned gold, weighs 575 grams, has been recovered from a flight. The person who carried the gold must have given it up due to fear or after getting hints of getting caught. So in three various instances, 5.5 kilogrammes of gold were seized.