Mangaluru, Dec 20, 2014: Customs officials at the Mangaluru International Airport have seized gold ornaments worth Rs 16,49,780 from a burqa clad lady passenger who had concealed the same in her denim jeans trousers. The ornaments were found in two rectangular shaped packets and hidden in the waist portion of the woman. She had arrived by an Air India Express flight from Dubai at 8.30 am on Friday.
The gold weighed 749.9 grams. The accused has been identified as Nazneen Banu Mahfooz Qureshi (41), wife of Mahfooz Ayyub Qureshi, from Khadak, Mumbai.
The arrested woman has been remanded to judicial custody after being produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate.
Investigations are underway.