Mangalore, September 23: Gold bars were seized from a passenger Abdul Rahiman Sulaiman (43), at Mangalore International Airport by the officials of Directorate of revenue intelligence on Monday, September 22nd.
The arrested is a resident of Thekkil Bendhichhal Korakunnil in Kasargod district.
The passenger travelled by the air India Express flight IX384 from Dubai and was off-board in MIA at10.15 pm; who was taken into custody under suspicion. The culprit when probed revealed the place where he had hidden the gold.
The DRI officials found six bars weighing 699.90 grams, valued at Rs 18.75 lac, hidden in his rectum.
The operation was jointly conducted by the DRI and customs officers of Mangalore International Airport.
The accused was arrested and produced before court.
This operation was conducted under the supervision of Pravin Vinod, assistant commissioner of customs, by a team led by H B Venkatesh, superintendent, along with superintendents R S Venkataraman, Marcus Pereira, R G Gaonkar, and inspectors Jai Shankar, Ramakrishnan, Subhendu Ranjan Behera, Kamlesh Kumar Meena and havaldar K Ramani along with DRI officers P Vijayan and Ganapathy Hegde.
Under the guidance of commissioner of customs, further investigations are going on.