The AIU of the Customs department has seized around 1065.30 grams of gold worth Rs. 49 lakh at Kochi airport. As per the profiling done by officers of the Customs AIU batch, a passenger who was coming from Kuwait to Kochi Airport by flight KU 357 was intercepted at the green channel.
During the examination of the aforesaid passenger, a total of 4 capsules of gold in compound form weighing 1065.30 grams concealed inside his body were recovered ans seized. The accused has been identified as Muhammad Abdul, who is a native of Perinthalmanna in the Malappuram district. The matter is under investigation. Further details are awaited.