Thiruvananthapuram: Air intelligence unit (AIU) at Trivandrum International Airport seized 1.11 kg gold from a passenger on Friday. The passenger, identified as Ahamed, of Kanhangad in Kasaragod, arrived in Air India Express flight IX 540 from Dubai.
Based on suspicion, the AIU officers intercepted the passenger at the airport and the gold in the form of crude gold chains was found inside a packet of dates in the bag carried by the passenger. There were ten gold chains of various sizes and were covered with silver foils.
According to an AIU officer, it was difficult to find the gold, wort h Rs 35 lakh, hidden inside a packet of dates through X-ray screening and it was based on profiling that the smuggled gold was recovered.
“The passenger was a carrier. We have a system of checking the profiles of the passengers at the airport.
05/01/19 Times of India