Air customs officers at Mangaluru Worldwide Airport (MIA) right this moment seized 504 grams of gold value Rs 24.44 lakh from a passenger from Dubai.
The accused passenger, recognized as Aboobakar Siddiq Pulikoor Mohammed of Kasaragod in Kerala, disembarked the Air India Specific flight IX 384 coming from Dubai within the early hours of Sunday.
The passenger tried to smuggle gold by concealing it in his worn socks, a customs launch mentioned.
Additional investigation and proceedings in accordance with the legislation is underneath progress.
A surveillance staff led by customs deputy commissioner Kapil Gade profiled and intercepted the passenger quickly after he disembarked the flight.