Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said the passengers used various modes of concealment like hiding in rectum, shoes, inner wear, etc as well as in semi-solid paste form to smuggle gold but due to the alertness of customs sleuths these attempts were foiled.
He said Air Intelligence officers of Customs at the International Airport effected a seizure of 1,140 grams of gold from a Kozhikode resident, who arrived by an Air India flight from Dubai on Saturday.
The gold was concealed in semi-solid paste form, filled in a polythene cover and strapped on to the waist of the passenger, Kumar said.
The total amount of gold seized during the period from February 27 to March 3 was 3.225 kg with a total value of Rs 1 crore approximately.
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