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Gold seized from Catholic priest at Cochin International Airport

The priest, attached to a Catholic institution in Thiruvalla, came to Kochi on a Qatar Airways flight.

 
Kochi: 

Customs has seized 300 gram gold from a Catholic priest who landed at Cochin International Airport here on Jan 23.


Officials said three gold bars, weighing 100 gram each concealed inside chocolate bars, were found in the baggage of Fr Isaac Kizhakkeparambil who has been working in Switzerland.

The priest, attached to a Catholic institution in Thiruvalla, came to Kochi on a Qatar Airways flight at 10.30am.


"He had not made any declaration; it was an attempt to evade the mandatory 10% customs duty," a senior customs official said.


"No arrest has been made as the quantity of the contraband is small. A case has been registered."

Source: Times of India

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