Mangaluru, Feb 18 (Agency) Officials at the Mangaluru International Airport on Thursday seized one kilogram gold worth Rs 53.5 lakh from two passengers, including a woman, sources said here. While a woman named Fathima (47) from Kasargod was trying to smuggle gold concealed in a sanitary napkin, Mohammed Mohideen (50) from Bhatkal, did so in a rectal pouch.
Upon interrogation, the two accused were found with 1.103 kg of gold concealed in a sanitary napkin and 0.404 kg of gold in the form of pouches in rectum. The total value of 1 Kg of gold seized from both the passengers is worth Rs 53,50,000. Further investigation is done to take necessary action, the soures said.