Mangaluru, Nov 21, 2014: The officers of Customs at Mangalore International Airport have busted another modus operandi of gold smuggling and in two separate cases, seized gold weighing 699.900 grams totally valued at Rs.18,16,734.
In the first case, the officers seized gold in the form of Two numbers of Ten Tola Gold Bars, totally weighing 233.300 grams and valued at Rs.6,20,578/-. The gold bars were secreted in the rectum by the passenger Azees Sulaiman, aged about 37 Years, son of Shri. Sulaiman of Padinchar in Kasaragod, who arrived at Mangalore International Airport on Friday, Nov 21 at about 7.45 am by Air India Express flight No.IX814 from Dubai.
In a similar case on the same day and same flight, the officers seized gold in the form of a cylindrical rod shaped object, weighing 466.600 grams and valued at Rs.12,41,156. The gold object was secreted in the rectum, by the passenger Abdul Hameed Muttathody, aged about 42 Years son of Abdulla Abdul Rahiman of Adkathbail in Kasaragod
Further investigation in both the cases is under progress.