The airport authorities in the Indian city of Trivandrum on Saturday foiled a gold smuggling attempt with the seizure of gold biscuits weighing nearly 2kg valued. The authorities also seized 17 gold biscuits from the socks of two passengers who have been arrested and the investigation is on to find out the source of the consignment, reported a local newspaper.
The report is said to one of the major gold seizures in recent times and the seizure took place around 3.30am at the entrance of the airport when the passengers landed from Muscat in Jet Airways. When they tried to cross the door frame which is sensitive to metals, the alarm sounded and the officers stationed at the spot detained them. Subsequently, the customs took them into custody and recovered the gold in the form of biscuits concealed in the socks, the report said. One man had nine biscuits concealed while the other had eight biscuits. Upon interrogation, they revealed they were just carriers.
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