Mangalore: The officers of Customs at Mangalore International Airport have again prevented attempt of smuggling of gold and seized 04 (Four) gold pieces, totally weighing 1000.130 grams and valued at Rs.30,60,398/- concealed in an Air Compressor from the possession of a passenger named Mr. Muhammad Kunhi Cheeri Kundu aged about 39 years, who is a resident of Cheeri Kundu House, Cheruvathur, Kaidakkad, Kasaragod Dt, Kerala and arrived at Mangalore International Airport on 10.03.2014 at about 05.30 hrs by Jet Airways fight 9W531 from Dubai. The said passenger was arrested later and produced before the Magistrate. Further investigation is under progress.
Operations were conducted under the supervision of Shri. Krishna Kumar Prasad, Assistant Commissioner of Customs, Mangalore International Airport and were lead by Shri.B.Prabhakara Poojary, Superintendent along with Superintendents Lionel Fernandes, Sendhil Murugan, B.A.Kariappa, H.G.Yogesh and Inspectors Shri.G.Kumaraswamy, and Virender Kumar and Hawaldar K.S. Ravindra.
Further the Commissioner of Customs, Mangalore, Shri.D.Purushotham expressed his deep concern regarding the increasing trends in smuggling and directed the officers to intensify the vigilance and surveillance.