The authorities at Coimbatore Airport seized a total quantity of foreign-origin gold of 3.5 kgs valued at ₹ 1.83 Crores on Monday.
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Coimbatore intercepted seven passengers on Monday who brought gold in concealment from Sharjah, weighing 3.5 kgs and valued at ₹ 1.83 crores. One person was arrested in connection with the matter.
The arrested passenger was identified as Firoz Rahman hailing from Kerala’s Kozhikode.
According to an official statement, the gold which was concealed in the waist belt, crude chains and bangles was recovered from them.
“On the basis of specific intelligence gathered, the officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Coimbatore intercepted seven passengers who brought gold in concealment from Sharjah to Coimbatore by Air Arabia Flight on September 5 in their person. The gold which was concealed in the waist belt, crude chains and bangles were recovered from them. Altogether the total quantity of foreign-origin gold seized is 3.5 kgs valued at ₹ 1.83 Crores. In this case, the officers arrested one passenger named Firoz Rahman (Aged 30 years) of Kozhikode whose seized value exceeded ₹ 50 lakhs,” the statement added.