Gold worth Rs 6.14 lakh seized from Mangalore airport

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014,18:49 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Customs officials at the international airport here have seized 224.75 gms of gold, valued at Rs 6.14 lakh from a passenger who arrived here from Dubai.
Airport officials said the gold, in the form of silver paint-coated wires, was found hidden in the beading portion around the borders and edges of a laptop bag the passenger was carrying.
The passenger hailing from Mogralputhur in Kasaragod district of Kerala reached here by a flight yesterday, they said. This is the second gold seizure from the airport in three days.
Customs officials had seized 384 gms of gold worth Rs 10.46 lakh from a passenger from Dubai who arrived here on October 22.
Both the passengers held in connection with the seizure belonged to Kasaragod, the northern district of Kerala.