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Gold smuggling plot foiled in India

The suspect was reportedly flying from Abu Dhabi onboard an Air India Express flight

Gold smuggling plot foiled in India

Indian custom officials managed to intercept a gold smuggling attempt at Kannur International Airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala, according to media reports.

According to the New Indian Express, the incident – which comes less than a month after the airport was opened on December 9 – saw 2 kilogrammes of gold discovered in the possessions of a passenger flying from Abu Dhabi on an Air India Express flight on Tuesday.

The report added that officials from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) found the gold hidden inside a microwave over.

The suspect was reportedly taken into custody, along with several people who were waiting for him at the airport.

In another incident, a 30-year old man was reportedly taken into custody at Jaipur International Airport after having been found hiding gold inside his body, India’s PTI reported.

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