Bengaluru: Customs Department sleuths have seized gold worth Rs. 11.57 lakh from a Kodagu resident who arrived from Bahrain at the Kempegowda International Airport Limited (KIAL) at Devanahalli in Bengaluru. The gold was hidden in his trousers.
The accused is 50-year-old Kottambadi Ahmed Latheef, a resident of Hodavada village in Kodagu. He was travelling from Bahrain to India and landed at KIAL on the morning of Sept. 6.
On checking by Customs officials, they found that Ahmed Latheef had cut gold into small pieces and had concealed them in the left side pocket of his trousers. He had wrapped the gold in silver-coloured foils and had concealed in the trouser pockets to avoid detection.
09/09/18 Star of Mysore