Hyderabad: In yet another attempt to smuggle gold, the customs officials at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad seized 71.47 gms of the yellow metal.
Acting on specific inputs, the customs officials on Thursday intercepted a passenger from Dubai who tried to transport gold biscuits to Hyderabad.
On observing suspicious movement, the customs officials intercepted the passenger and found that he had concealed 12 pieces of gold biscuits in his trousers which are estimated of Rs 3 lakh. He was later handed over to Shamshabad police for further investigation.
On October 23, the officials seized Rs 70.95 lakh worth gold biscuits from two international and two domestic passengers. The officials said that the seized gold weighed of 1.38 kg is being transported to Hyderabad from Visakhapatnam.
The passengers brought the gold from Dubai and arrived at Visakhapatnam and tried to smuggle Hyderabad.