Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officers seized gold and saffron worth more than Rs. 1.15 crore from two passengers who arrived from Dubai at the Karipur airport on Saturday.
Gold weighing about 3 kg was found hidden in a kettle carried by Shameer, 28, from Vennikkulam. Jaffar, 37, from Koothuparamba was held with 12 kg saffron and 585 gm gold. They reached Karipur on separate flights from Dubai. DRI officials said they were carriers engaged by a smuggling racket.