Kochi | 2 North Indians were arrested with nearly 5 kilograms of gold in an apartment in the city.
Rs. 4 lakh also was seized from two Rajasthan natives in Kacherippady, in the heart of the city, Monday morning.
The unbilled gold ornaments were smuggled to Kochi for supply in jewelleries in the city, police said.
The gold were hidden in six jackets.
The arrested smugglers are suspected to be links of big smuggling chains.
They were apprehended in an operation jointly conducted by Kochi City shadow police, Income Tax Department and Central police.