After a hiatus, the gold hunt at the Kochi International Airport. This is the first time gold has been seized from Kochi since the news of the gold smuggling involving Swapna Suresh came out.
The gold was seized from Sajeev K, a passenger from Malappuram who arrived on an Air Arabia flight from Sharjah. A total of 1560.5 grams of gold worth Rs 83,39,312 was seized. The smuggled gold alloy was tied to both legs and tried to be smuggled. Following the tip-off, the DRI team conducted an inspection at the Kochi International Airport.
In March this year, the DRI This is the first time that so much gold has been seized after a massive gold hunt at the Kochi airport. DRI from Nedumbassery Airport Five kilograms and 350 grams of gold was seized in March. Gold worth Rs 2.31 crore was seized that day. The couple, who arrived on an Air Asia flight from Bangkok, were found in possession of two kilograms and 550 grams of gold worth Rs 1.10 crore hidden in their underwear.
Police also seized 1 kg 750 grams of gold worth Rs 75.5 lakh from two Malappuram residents who had arrived from Dubai. The gold was hidden in the body. In March, a kilogram and 50 grams of gold worth Rs 45.5 lakh were found hidden in the toilet of a SpiceJet flight from Dubai.