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Man held with smuggled gold at Kannur International Airport

Man held with smuggled gold at Kannur International Airport

Mangalore Today News Network

Kerala, Jul 10, 2019 : A man held with smuggled gold  at Kannur International Airport  on July 10, Wednesday.



The man arrested is Shaheeb Vattamparambil from Kozhikode. He had arrived Kannur international airport by an Air India flight from Doha.

Acting on a tip-off, the passenger Shaheeb Vattamparambil was caught while trying to push himself through the green channel, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said.

A check of the suspect’s baggage yielded the gold in the form of cut pieces of bars worth Rs 94.5 lakh, he said.

The precious metal was concealed in the hollow portion of an air impact wrench, Kumar said

Further investigations are underway.

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