Monday, October 10, 2022

Hyderabad customs sleuths intercept six smugglers with 4.3 kg gold worth Rs 2.28 crore at RGI airport

Hyderabad: In a major crackdown, sleuths from the Hyderabad customs department intercepted six gold smugglers and recovered 4.3-kilo gold worth Rs 2.28 crore. The massive gold seizure took place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Saturday.

In the first case, sleuths from the Hyderabad customs department caught three women who arrived from Dubai by flight EK-526. The women were allegedly trying to smuggle 24-karat gold chains and the gold paste by hiding them in undergarments, The Times of India reported.

Vigilant officers from the customs department recovered around 3,283 grams of gold worth Rs 1.72 crore from their possession.

In another case, two men from Kuwait were intercepted while they were attempting to smuggle jewellery and gold bars, which weighed around 855 grams. The gold was concealed in baggage. Another woman from Dubai, who arrived on flight EK-524, was also caught by the customs department. The woman allegedly tried to smuggle gold paste by hiding it in a dress and hair band, The Times of India reported.

10/10/22 Aditya Paul/Mirror Now

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