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Gold worth Rs 60 lakh seized from aircraft toilet



Mangaluru: Gold bars worth Rs 60 lakh were seized from an airraft’s toilet at the International Airport here today by the Officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence. Acting on a tip-off that gold of foreign origin was concealed by a passenger in the aircraft, to be retrieved later by a domestic passenger boarding at Mangaluru, DRI officers searched the flight coming from Dubai to Mangaluru, airport officials said. The 22 gold bars were found concealed in the rear toilet in two packets, approximately valued at Rs 60 lakh, they said.