Gold bars worth Rs 98 lakhs seized from passenger at Karipur international airport

Friday, Apr 22, 2016,10:13 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kozhikode | Gold bars worth Rs 98 lakh were seized by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials from a passenger who arrived at Karipur international airport from Riyadh.

Rafeeq (32), who arrived here from Riyadh by an Etihad Airlines flight, was intercepted outside the airport and 28 gold bars, each weighing 116.7 grams, recovered from his bagagge, Salim, Intelligence Officer of DRI, Kozhikode, said. The gold bars had been concealed inside the battery compartment of an emergency lamp in his baggage, he said.

Two persons who came to receive him in a car were also apprehended and Rs four lakh in cash seized from the vehicle, he said.

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