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Gold worth Rs1 crore seized at Kochi airport in one week

KOCHI March 4:  Customs personnel at the international airport have made nine seizures of gold worth Rs. 1 crore last week, a top official said Sunday.
Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said the passengers used various modes of concealment like hiding in rectum, shoes, inner wear, etc as well as in semi-solid paste form to smuggle gold but due to the alertness of customs sleuths these attempts were foiled.
He said Air Intelligence officers of Customs at the International Airport effected a seizure of 1,140 grams of gold from a Kozhikode resident, who arrived by an Air India flight from Dubai on Saturday.
The gold was concealed in semi-solid paste form, filled in a polythene cover and strapped on to the waist of the passenger, Kumar said.
The recovered gold was totally valued at Rs. 35,79,600. - PTI