Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Five held at Hyderabad airport for smuggling 2.5 kg gold in motors, cutting appliances

Five passengers who arrived from Dubai were booked for gold smuggling by the Hyderabad Customs Department at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) coordinated with the Customs officials in the arrests. The passengers arrived by FlyDubai flight FZ-8779.   

The passengers were carrying 2.5 kg of gold worth around Rs 1.15 crore, concealed in mixer-grinder motors and cutting appliances. The smuggled gold was found in their baggage. The passengers have been detained by the authorities and further investigation is in progress.

In another case, on March 30, the Hyderabad Customs in coordination with the CISF booked a male passenger for smuggling of foreign currency. The passenger was attempting to depart by flight FZ-8776 to Dubai. The passenger was carrying 30,000 US Dollars in his hand baggage. The currency, equivalent to Rs 21,48,000, was seized under the Customs Act, 1962.

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