Kannur: Customs seized 2831 grams of gold worth one and a half crore at Kannur airport. The gold was left in the toilet of the flight from Abu Dhabi to Kannur.
It is believed that the gold may have been abandoned due to fear of being caught by customs. Gold in paste form was found in four packets. The gold was first spotted by a cleaner. Then the customs were informed. The investigation into the incident is in progress.
Rafeeq, a native of Iriti, who tried to smuggle gold in Kannur, was caught by customs the other day. Customs seized the gold which was hidden in children’s toys, bed sheets and curtain boxes. Gold worth Rs 37 lakh was seized from Rafeeq who had arrived from Dubai by Go Air flight.