Cochin passenger smuggles gold worth Rs 60 lakh, arrested

Hyderabad: Customs officials at Shamshabad RGI Airport on Wednesday detected gold worth Rs 60 lakh that was being smuggled by a passenger arriving from Cochin in Kerala.

According to the customs officials, they detained the passenger travelling from Cochin along with the foreign marked gold, that was smuggled from Dubai and concealed in the washroom of the aircraft. On receiving credible information, the concealed gold weighing 1.2 kilograms, was retrieved. The gold is valued at Rs 60 lakhs after it was seized. Further investigation is under progress