Gold smugglers evade customs check, nabbed by night patrolling police 

Nishaj, Sabeel, seized gold

Kodungallur: Amid the vehicle inspections at Azhikode jetty, police seized one-and-a-half kilograms of gold smuggled via Nedumbassery airport. Two accused - Nishaj (27) from Valluvambram in Malappuram and Azhikode native Sabeel (44), who brought gold from Dubai were arrested.

Nishaj lost his way while driving the car with the aid of Google Map and reached a place where police checking was going on. Nishaj was nabbed during the vehicle inspection on Friday at around 2 am. Sabeel, who attempted to escape was booked from Andathode later.

Police found granules of gold attached to the clothes with glue. Gold has been spotted in the gearbox of the car too. Nishaj was returning after receiving the gold that Sabeel smuggled via Kochi airport. Sabeel had brought the gold by carrying 300 grams in his rectum and the remaining 300 grams stitched to the clothes.

The gold that evaded the security checks of the customs at the airport was seized by the night patrolling team comprising Kodungalloor Inspector Biju Kumar and senior CPO Binu Antony.

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