Gold worth Rs 30.73 lakh seized from Dubai passenger

Mangaluru, Apr 9 (Agency) Customs at Mangaluru International Airport nabbed a passenger who arrived from Dubai and seized from him gold worth about Rs 30.73 lakh. Deputy Commissioner of Customs Avinash Kiran Rongali has profiled and intercepted the passenger by the name Ibrahim Panalam Abdullah hailing from Alampady of Kasargod, Kerala.

The smuggler had disembarked the Spicejet flight SG 146 coming from Dubai from where he had tried to smuggle gold by concealing it in his underwear. Gold of net weight 647.000 grams valued at Rs 30.73 lakhs has been seized. Further investigation and proceedings in accordance with the law are in progress.