Rs 1 cr worth gold mixed in mango juice seized at Kochi airport

The Customs foiled a bid to smuggle gold in liquid form at Nedumbassery airport here.

The gold was mixed with mango juice in order to smuggle evading inspections. A Kannur native passenger from Dubai was held in connection with the incident.

The Customs stated that 6 packets of juice were seized from him. Two kilograms of gold worth Rs 1 crore was seized from the passenger.

The gold was seized after the Customs conducted a raid based on a secret information. The officials are trying to separate the gold from the juice.