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Custom officials seize 7.5 kg gold from air passenger

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Kochi: Customs officials Wednesday seized gold bars weighing 7.5 kg, valued at Rs 2 crore, from an air passenger who arrived here this morning from Dubai.

The 25-year-old passenger from Kasaragod had arrived by Qatar Airways from Dubai via Doha, Customs Commissioner K N Raghavan told reporters at the airport.

A detailed search of his baggage led to recovery of 56 gold bars of 10 total each weighing approximately 6.5 Kg and another one kilogram of the yellow metal in the form of beads chain, watch strap among others.

The seizure was effected by a team of officers led by Assistant Commissioner of Customs Sanjay Bangartale.

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