MIA customs officials seize gold worth Rs 5.58 lakh

Mangaluru, Aug 22 (Agency) Customs officials of Mangalore International Airport seized gold worth of Rs 5,58,900 from a male passenger hailing from Murudeshwar who arrived from Dubai by Air India Express Flight on Saturday. officials said that the gold was concealed inside beads of ladies’ hair bands along with other personal effects. The operations were led by Rakesh, Superintendent.

officers of Customs had also recently seized gold weighing 350.330 grams worth Rs 16,85,087 concealed in an armature portion of blender along with other personal effects from a male passenger hailing from Kasargod who arrived from Dubai. Commissioner of Customs Mangaluru Imamuddin Ahmad expressed his concern regarding the increasing trends in smuggling and directed the officers to intensify the vigilance and surveillance and crack the attempts made by the unscrupulous elements who are indulging in these activities. The investigation into both the cases are in progress.