Sunday, August 11, 2019

Major gold haul at Hyderabad airport, man arrested with over 9 kg gold

Hyderabad: In perhaps one of the biggest gold haul, the Air Intelligence Unit at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has arrested a man for allegedly trying to smuggle 9.21 kg yellow metal. The arrest was made on Friday night by the sleuths.

The man said to be gold courier was taken into custody by the customs department sleuths when the accused flew in from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

According to a report, the gold bars were hidden in iron boxes which were stuffed into checked-in baggage.  A customs department official said the four V-shaped gold bars were concealed in four iron boxes which were intercepted by the officials present at the airport check-in area.

The iron boxes raised the suspicion of the officials and upon opening the boxes with a screwdriver found the gold bars hidden in the boxes.

Police suspect that the arrested man could be working as a courier, who was provided a flight ticket by the person who handed him gold to deliver it in Hyderabad. Smugglers from the gulf country have used various methods to smuggle gold into the country.
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