Mangaluru :The officers of Customs at Mangalore International Airport seized 2000.000 grams of gold on 29.11.2014, valued at : Rs. 52,90,000/- (Rupees Fifty Two Lakhs Ninety Thousand only) in the form of two numbers of one Kg gold bars each concealed separately in two mobile phone pouches and kept together in a polythene Dubai Duty Free carry bag, on the floor beneath row chairs placed adjacent to the M/s. Flemingo Duty Free Shop situated in the arrival hall of Mangalore International Airport.
The passenger Shri.Abdul Manaf Akkoth, aged about 26 years, is a resident of Akkoth House, P.O. Madavoor, Narikuni Via, Kozhikode District Kerala-673583, who arrived at Mangalore International Airport on 29.11.2014 at about 08.40 hrs by Jet Airways Flight No. 9W531 from Dubai.
Two persons who work at Airport named Shri Ratheesh of M/s. Flemingo Duty Free Shop & Shri B.S.Nijeesh Raj, who is working as a Salesman in two firms i.e., Words & Worth Book Shop as well as Teaicoff Snack Bar have also helped him in this smuggling activities.
Ratheesh & B.S.Nijeesh Raj are from South Kerala. All the three accused have been arrested and produced before Hon’ble Court on 30.11.2014. They were remanded into judicial custody. Further investigation is under progress.