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Gold bars valued at Rs 55 lakh seized at Kochi airport

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Gold bars valued at Rs 55 lakh seized at Kochi airport
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Kochi: Customs officials seized six gold bars valued at Rs 55 lakh from a passenger who arrived here early Wednesday from Jeddah.

The passenger, hailing from Thrissur district, has been detained. He had arrived by the Qatar Airways flight at 3 am Wednesday.

A gold assayer, who examined the bars, found them to be of 24 carat purity, a customs press release said.

The Customs officials had seized 6.5 kgs gold in the last two days, including 1.4 kg from a consignment at the Air Cargo Complex, the release said.

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