International Airport Authorities To Check Gold Smuggling Through Cameras

[Kochi]International Airport authorities To Check Gold Smuggling Through Surveillance Cameras
In the view of sharp rise in number of gold smuggling cases, the Cochin International Airport authorities today decided to install more surveillance cameras at the airport and strengthen security operations.
Meeting chaired by airport Director A C K Nair asked various agencies not to appoint persons having criminal background at the airport, keeping in mind an increase in gold smuggling cases detected at the Kochi airport allegedly with the assistance of some people working with various agencies.
Nair said more surveillance cameras will be installed at the terminal and its premises as part of the efforts to strengthen security at the airport.
Air Intelligence Unit at the Airport had last week seized about 13 kg of gold, valued approximately at over Rs 23 crore in the open market, and arrested an flier who arrived from Dubai.