Kochi (Kerala) [India], September 22 (ANI): One passenger was intercepted at Cochin International Airport for allegedly carrying 913.09 grams of gold worth Rs 45 lakh, an official statement said on Friday.
The accused has been identified as Muhammad, a native of Kozhikode.
Air Intelligence Unit officials said that the passenger had arrived from Bahrain and three cylindrical capsules were recovered from his body.
"On the basis of profiling, the officers of AIU batch, intercepted one passenger, Muhammad from Kozhikode, who had arrived from Bahrain to Kochi. During the examination of the passenger, 3 cylindrical capsules, suspected to contain Gold in compound form, a total weighing 913.09 gm were found concealed in the rectum," an official statement said.
Airport customs authorities said that the recovered gold had been seized.
Further investigation is underway. (ANI)