The Cochin customs on Sunday apprehended a smuggler with 954.70 grams of gold worth Rs5.2 million concealed inside his body, said officials.

As per the officials, “On the basis of profiling, the officers of the Cochin Customs Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) intercepted a pax (passenger) who arrived from Abu Dhabi by Air Arabia flight no.3L127 at the green channel.”

“During the examination of the said passenger, four capsule-shaped packets containing gold in compound form totally weighing 954.70 grams concealed inside his body were recovered and seized.” Further investigation is in progress.