Kozhikode: Police seized gold worth Rs 62 lakh, which they tried to smuggle through Karipur airport. Mohammad Shanif (21), a native of Kanhangad, Kasargod, was arrested in connection with the incident. He was caught trying to smuggle gold hidden inside his body. 407 grams of gold was seized in Nedumbassery today. The gold was seized from a passenger named Nishad who came from Dubai. Gold worth Rs 20 lakh was seized.
In the last 21 months, the customs preventive department has conducted a record gold hunt. During this period, one ton of gold was seized by the Customs Preventive Department in Kochi. This includes the gold that was seized by the customs officials at the Nedumbassery airport.