Hyderabad: Hyderabad Customs department has 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. Customs officials detected the gold during checking at RGIA on Tuesday. Customs department is investigating the case.

It should be recalled that on Monday, Customs officials seized gold, foreign currency, and iPhones worth Rs 29 lakhs from three air passengers at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Shamshabad.

The officials seized UAE currency and USD valued at Rs 11.49 lakh (in Indian currency) from two Sudanese women passengers. Two women were going to Khartoum via Sharjah by Air Arabia flight.

Air Intelligence Unit of the Customs department detained another passenger who attempted to smuggle in 350 Gms of gold. The seized gold is worth Rs 17.69 lakh. Cases were registered accordingly and an investigation is underway.

In another incident, Customs officials seized nine iPhone 13 Pro worth Rs 8.37 lakh from a passenger who had concealed them in hand baggage and apprehended the passenger.

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