MANGALORE / UDUPI
Passenger arrested; investigations under progress
Custom officials at Mangalore International Airport have seized nearly 700 grams of gold, worth more than Rs. 21 lakh, from a passenger who landed here on Saturday morning. According to Commissioner of Customs, D. Purushotham, the gold was in form of six gold bars, each weighing 10 tolas (each tola is 11.66 grams) that was concealed in a carton by Mohammed Noufal Naimarmoola Hassainar, a resident of Muttathody in Kasaragod district.
Mr. Hassainar arrived at the Airport at 7.45 a.m. by an Air India Express flight from Dubai. The passenger has been arrested, and investigations are under progress.
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