Thursday, November 12, 2020

Gold worthRs 12 L seized at RGI Airport

Hyderabad: Customs sleuths intercepted a passenger trying to smuggle in 233 grams of gold at Rajiv Gandhi International (RGI) Airport on Tuesday night and booked a case against him.

The offender came from Riyadh to Hyderabad by a GoAir’s flight (G8 6652) on Tuesday night. At the customs check area, he opted for green channel, indicating he was not carrying any dutiable items. However, during the check, customs officials found suspicious object concealed in the secret pockets of his trousers.

“The passenger had concealed two gold bars weighing 233.06 grams in two specially designed pockets of his trousers. The value of the seized gold is Rs 12.22 lakh,” a customs official said. A case was registered against the offender under the Customs Act and the gold was seized.

12/11/20 Times of India

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