Passenger caught at Hyd airport smuggling gold worth Rs. 20L in talcum powder tin

The gold was concealed inside a talcum powder tin and suitcase frames. This is the fourth gold smuggling case in a week.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  27 Nov 2021 1:53 PM GMT
Passenger caught at Hyd airport smuggling gold worth Rs. 20L in talcum powder tin

Hyderabad: The Customs officials at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) on Saturday 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. This is the fourth gold smuggling case in a week.

The gold was seized from a passenger who arrived in RGIA from Dubai on an Indigo flight.

On Thursday, 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 Tuesday, 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 Monday, Customs officials seized gold, foreign currency, and iPhones worth Rs. 29 lakh from three passengers at RGIA.

The officials seized UAE currency and US dollar valued at Rs. 11.49 lakh from two Sudanese women passengers. The women were going to Khartoum via Sharjah by Air Arabia flight.

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

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

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