Mangaluru: Thwarting yet another attempt to smuggle gold, officials of air customs at Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) here on Sunday arrested a passenger and seized gold worth over Rs 37 lakh.
The customs officers intercepted a passenger identified as Noushad Thrikkulath (37), a native of Kasaragod in Kerala.
The passenger disembarked the Air India flight IX 384 from Dubai from where he tried to smuggle gold by concealing it inside his body through rectum.
Gold of net weight 802 gm valued at Rs 37.29 lakh was seized.
Further investigation is under progress, a customs release here said.
The operation was led by deputy commissioner Avinash Kiran Rongali. (PTI)