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Kerala: Customs seizes 24K gold chains weighing 233.4 grams from a passenger

Kozhikode Air Intelligence Unit has confiscated Gold chains of 24K weighing 233.4 grams from a female passenger who arrived here from Muscat on 21ST July.

"The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) Kozhikode seized crude gold chains of 24K weighing 233 gms from a female passenger, who travelled by air from Muscat on July 21," said Customs Commissionerate (Preventive), Kochi.

An investigation is ongoing.

Earlier Swapna, a former employee of the UAE consulate in Thiruvananthapuram, was among the four accused booked by the NIA in the smuggling of 30 kg of gold through diplomatic baggage which arrived at the Thiruvanathapuram International airport on July 5. The gold valued at around Rs 15 crore was seized by the Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate, Kochi.

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