Kochi, Jul 28 (PTI) Customs sleuths at the international airport in Kozhikode have foiled a bid to smuggle gold weighing 1 kg, concealed in a nebuliser by a “professional smuggler” who arrived from Dubai. Also Read - BREAKING: Air India Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Kochi Airport

A search of his baggage on suspicion led to the seizure of 24 carat gold hidden inside a nebulizer, in the form of 38 silver coated plates, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said here yesterday. Also Read - Models Who Posed Naked on Dubai Balcony to be Kicked Out of Country, Photographer to be Deported Too

He said the seized silver coated gold plates totally weighing 1,008 grams was worth Rs 31 lakhs. Also Read - Group of Women Strip Naked to Pose on Balcony, Arrested After Lewd Video Goes Viral

The passenger, a professional smuggler from Dubai, was arrested and further investigation is in progress, he added.

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