Tuesday, March 09, 2021

2 gold smugglers held at RGIA

Hyderabad: Two gold smugglers were caught at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) by the enforcement agencies on Monday and 2.4 kg gold was seized from their possession.

The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) sleuths of the customs department apprehended a passenger, Shaik Mastan, who arrived from Kuwait in Jazeera Airlines flight (J9-1403) during the early hours of Monday and seized gold bars weighing 160 gm from his possession. Customs sleuths said that Mastan, who concealed the gold bars in his clothes, opted for green channel and he was intercepted at the customs check area.

In another incident, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths rummaged an Air India flight that arrived at RGIA from Dubai on Monday and recovered 2.3 kg gold concealed in a life jacket under the passenger seat. DRI team picked up a suspect, who is currently being interrogated for identification of the gold smuggling gang members.

09/03/21 Times of India

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