Bid to smuggle gold worth Rs 31 lakh foiled

By PTI Published on Jul 28, 2018 10:54 AM IST

Kochi: Customs sleuths at the international airport in Kozhikode have foiled a bid to smuggle gold weighing 1 kg, concealed in a nebuliser by a "professional smuggler" who arrived from Dubai.

A search of his baggage on suspicion led to the seizure of 24-carat gold hidden inside a nebulizer, in the form of 38 silver-coated plates, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said here yesterday.

He said the seized silver-coated gold plates totally weighing 1,008 grams was worth Rs 31 lakhs.

The passenger, a professional smuggler from Dubai, was arrested and further investigation is in progress, he added.