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Gold worth Rs 35.52 lac seized at airport from 2 passengers

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Mangaluru, 24 Apr 2019 [Fik/News Sources]: Customs officials at the international airport here, on Sunday, seized 1.10 kg gold that was being smuggled into the country by two passengers. The gold so recovered is estimated to be worth Rs 35.52 lac.

During the checking of passengers who arrived by Air India Express flight from Doha, the customs officials found 462.97 grams of gold with a passenger that was not backed by any documents. 641 grams of gold worth Rs 20.51 lac was found in the possession of another passenger.

In both the cases, the gold was turned into paste and stuffed into the anus. Both the accused stand arrested.

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