Sunday, October 22, 2017

2 held for smuggling 612 gram gold at airport

Hyderabad: Air Intelligence Unit sleuths of customs department have apprehended two passengers who arrived from Jeddah at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) when they were trying to smuggle in 612.5 grams of gold by concealing it in their undergarments.
While checking passengers who arrived from Jeddah by flight AI 966 and opted for the green channel, customs officials found that a flier was carrying some metal object on his body. During subsequent inspection, the customs sleuths found gold biscuits concealed in a special pouch of his underwear.
The second passenger arrived from Jeddah by flight SV 754 and he too concealed gold biscuits in the underwear. The gold seized from the two offenders weigh 612.5 grams and its market value was Rs 18.71lakh.
Due to Diwali, the number of passengers trying to smuggle in gold has increased. In the past 10 days, customs sleuths had seized 3.4 kilo gold from passengers who arrived by flights from various Gulf countries.
22/10/17 Times of India