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Foreign currency, gold seized at Kochi airport

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Foreign and gold worth lakhs of rupees have been seized at the international airport here in separate cases, an said Tuesday.

Customs officials seized US dollar worth Rs 73.85 from who arrived by a flight from Bahrain Monday, said in a release.

The foreign was seized from his checked-in baggage and it was concealed in the specially stitched lining of his bag, Kumar said.

In two separate cases, customs sleuths seized 10 gold bars worth Rs 33.14 and 2064 grams of a brown paste compound Tuesday.

The gold bars were recovered from the toilet of a flight which arrived from Dubai, the said.

It was recovered during the routine rummaging of the aircraft by the Customs Air Intelligence Unit, he said.

The brown paste, suspected to contain gold, was seized from a passenger hailing from Thrissur who had arrived from by an Etihaad flight.

The paste was concealed in the passenger's underwear, the said.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 17:35 IST