One Kg gold worth about Rs 53.5 lakh seized at MIA

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.