Mangaluru: The Customs officers at Mangalore International Airport seized contraband valued over Rs.1.16 crores in 24 instances of smuggling during February.
The officers seized contraband gold of above 3.18 kgs which were ingeniously concealed and attempted to be smuggled.
In another two instances crude gold objects in the form of rings and chain were found concealed in face cream and seized besides three gold bars. The value of gold seized in these seven cases is estimated to be over Rs. 92.94 lakhs. One pax was also arrested. Further investigations are under progress.
The state of the art scanning machines installed by Customs recently are enabling the officers in zeroing on to the right baggage besides aiding in maintaining and further improving facilitation of genuine passengers.
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