While two of the passengers arrived from Singapore, the other was from Dubai. All the three had been arrested and further investigations were on, a customs press release said.
Air Intelligence officials found a gold rod weighing 529.2 grams concealed inside the cartridge of a fax printer from the baggage of Mohamed Riyas from Chennai.
They also found two gold rods were bent and made into a wheel form and cleverly concealed inside the two wheels of a trolley bag of Jamal Mohamed, a citizen of Singapore. The total weight of the two gold rods is 392.9 gm.
Naushad, a native of Kasargod, was caught while attempting to smuggle gold by concealing two gold rods and a gold plate in his checked-in-baggage.
The two gold rods, coated with rhodium, weighing 701 gm were kept concealed underneath the aluminium beading of a laptop bag.
He also concealed a gold sheet weighing 116.6 gm inside a metallic measuring tape. The total quantity seized from him was 817.6 gm, the release said.