The Customs officials have issued notices to a high official in the organising committee for the Commonwealth Games 2010 and the wife of a former Ranji Trophy player in connection with the seizure of diamond-studded ornaments made in January.
The Customs air intelligence unit at the Nedumbassery airport had arrested K.D. Mani of Chavakkad after he came by an Air Arabia flight, G9 427, from Sharjah on January 29 and attempted to take diamond-studded ornaments estimated at Rs.28 lakh through the green channel.
The ornaments, made of white gold and platinum and studded with diamonds, were found concealed in his pocket during a body search.
It is learnt that Mani had brought in eight sets of ornaments, of which three were for the Delhi-based official and three for the woman based in Chennai. Based on his statements, summonses have been issued to them.