Muhammad Ali : Customs Foils Gold Smuggling Attempt at Cochin Airport, Seizes 652g Gold

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Kochi: Officials from the customs air intelligence unit (AIU) at Cochin International Airport (CIAL) successfully prevented yet another gold smuggling attempt. On Tuesday, a passenger named Muhammad Ali from Kozhikode was intercepted by officials upon his arrival from Muscat via Flight No.WY223. The officials discovered and seized a total of 652g of gold, which is valued at approximately Rs 30.45 lakh. The recovered items were seized under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962. The investigation into the case is currently underway.

In another incident, a man was arrested for physically assaulting his employee in Perumbavoor. The accused, identified as Sagar Kumar Swain from Raj Nagar in Odisha, works as a contractor at Vallom. According to the police, Swain assaulted his employee, Sudarshan Shetty, when the latter demanded his pending wages, which amounted to three weeks’ worth. The Perumbavoor police, led by Inspector R Renjith, along with several other officers, conducted the investigation, resulting in Swain’s arrest.

Furthermore, four youngsters were apprehended by the Palarivattom police for stealing a two-wheeler. The arrested individuals were identified as Muhammed Rasheed and Muhammed Saneen from Manjeri, as well as Irfan and Althaf from Malappuram. The police reported that the accused stole the bike near a men’s hostel at Padivattom.

In recent news, Delhi Police shared a safety appeal video on social media platforms, emphasizing the importance of wearing proper riding gear while riding two-wheelers. The video, which shows a motorcycle rider attempting a wheelie and subsequently falling, has gained significant attention. While the video is not from India, it serves as a reminder to prioritize two-wheeler safety. TOI Auto criticizes the video for its insensitivity and suggests alternative ways to promote safe riding practices.

Overall, these incidents highlight the ongoing efforts of law enforcement agencies to combat illegal activities and promote public safety. The authorities’ vigilance and swift action in intercepting gold smuggling attempts and apprehending individuals involved in assault and theft demonstrate their commitment to maintaining law and order in the region.

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