Over Rs 1 cr gold bars,biscuits seized

Over Rs 1 cr gold bars,biscuits seized

Kochi:

Gold bars and biscuits worth over Rs one crore were seized from an Air India Expressflight by customs officials at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport Friday, a senior official said here.

The gold bars and gold biscuits, weighing 3.57 kilograms and valued at Rs 1.13 crore, were recovered from behind the seat of the flight, which arrived at Thiruvananthapuram airport from Dubaiearly Friday, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said.

He said investigation was on to identify the suspects involved in the smuggling of the gold.

No one is ruled out. We are looking at those with access to aircraft. We will get to the bottom of this racket, Kumar told to news agency PTI.

He said sleuths were increasing checks of suspect airlines coming from sensitive areas.

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