Customs officials seize Gold worth Rs 10.55 lakh at MIA

Mangaluru, Customs officers at the Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) seized gold worth Rs 10.55 lakh from a passenger who arrived here from Dubai.

The accused passenger, Hussain Raazi Moideen Aboobaker (26), arrived by Air India Express flight IX384. He hails from Kasaragod district in Kerala.

The officers seized gold of 24 carat purity totaling 219 grams, valued at Rs 10,55,580 from the passenger on Tuesday night.

The gold was being smuggled by concealing it in two packing boxes of toy kitchen sets, a customs statement here said.

(EW correspondent)