Friday, November 06, 2020

Passenger hides gold in secret pocket, caught at RGIA

Hyderabad: Customs sleuths intercepted a passenger trying to smuggle in gold at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad on Thursday and seized 71.4 grams of the yellow metal from his possession.

While screening all passengers who arrived from Dubai by an Air India flight (IX 1948) during the early hours of Thursday, customs officials intercepted a male passenger.

“During screening, we found suspicious material in the trousers of a passenger. He was pulled aside and subjected to thorough inspection. We found that he was trying to smuggle in gold by concealing it in the secret pocket of his jeans,” a customs official said. The 12 small pieces of gold weighing 71.47 grams were concealed in the gap between two layers of the zip fliers of his trousers.

06/11/20 Times of India

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