Gold worth Rs. 15L concealed in voltage converter seized at RGIA

Customs officials seized 316.40 gm of gold worth Rs. 15.71 lakh on Monday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad. The gold was concealed inside a voltage converter, the Customs sources said.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  13 Dec 2021 1:34 PM GMT
Gold worth Rs. 15L concealed in voltage converter seized at RGIA

Hyderabad: Customs officials seized 316.40 gm of gold worth Rs. 15.71 lakh on Monday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad. The gold was concealed inside a voltage converter, the Customs sources said.

The gold was retrieved from a flight that arrived from Dubai. A case has been registered and the investigation is underway.

Meanwhile, cases of gold smuggling and retrieval at RGIA have increased rapidly. The airport saw seven gold smuggling cases in the last month.

On 7 December, Customs officials seized 233.20 gm of gold worth Rs. 11.49 lakh at RGIA.

On 30 November, Customs seized 472.8 gm of gold worth Rs. 23.33 lakh at RGIA. The gold was retrieved from a flight that arrived from Guwahati. The paste of the yellow metal was found concealed inside a packet and hidden under a passenger seat.

A catering employee of a flight was apprehended on 29 November for stealing smuggled gold concealed in flights arriving from the Middle East. Two gold bars weighing one kg each bearing foreign markings and two thin gold sheets weighing 100 gm each, both worth Rs. 1.09 crore, were recovered from him.

On 27 November, the Customs officials at RGIA seized 410 grams of gold worth about Rs. 20.30 lakh from a passenger. The gold was concealed inside a talcum powder tin and suitcase frames. The gold was seized from a passenger who arrived in RGIA from Dubai on an Indigo flight.

On 25 November, Customs had registered a case against a passenger for smuggling 320 gms of gold worth Rs. 15.75 lakh concealed inside deodorant bottles and toy cars. The passenger arrived from Dubai on an Air India flight.

On 23 November, the Customs department had registered a case against a passenger for smuggling 233.4 gms of gold worth Rs. 11.56 lakh. The passenger who arrived from Sharjah had concealed gold in two wristwatches.

On 22 November, gold, foreign currency, and iPhones worth Rs. 29 lakh were seized from three passengers at RGIA.

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