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.
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.
Source: Arabian Business