Gold bars seized from passenger

Coimbatore: Customs and Excise officials today seized gold bars weighing 2.5 kg from a passenger at the airport here today, police said.

The officials searched Sadiq Ali on suspicion and found the gold bars hidden in between electronic goods in his baggage, they said.

Ali, who hails from Keezhakarai in Ramanathapuram district, had landed here from Sharjah, police said, adding, he has been arrested.