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Customs seizes gold worth Rs6.5m from flight passenger

Customs seizes gold worth Rs6.5m from flight passenger

NEW DELHI: Customs officials have intercepted a passenger, who smuggled 2.6 kg of gold bars from Sharjah to Coimbatore in Air Arabia flight during the wee hours of Friday morning.

The passenger has been identified as Sadiq Ali of Keelakkarai in Ramanathapuram district. Customs officials said that he was a carrier and he was found carrying gold bars, which were concealed in a luggage.

The officials seized the gold bars weighing about 2.6 kg that was worth more than Rs6.5 million.