Woman caught at RGIA with gold worth Rs. 13L taped to her body

The passenger was carrying gold in paste form and had concealed it by sticking it on the back of her body with adhesive tape.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 Sep 2022 9:36 AM GMT
Woman caught at RGIA with gold worth Rs. 13L taped to her body

Hyderabad: With the Hyderabad Customs strengthening their searches to trace illegal smuggling of gold at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), passengers are also devising new ways to smuggle gold.

On Sunday, gold worth Rs. 13,73,403 was seized from a female passenger who arrived at RGIA Hyderabad from Dubai by flight 6E 025.

The passenger was carrying gold in paste form and had concealed it by sticking it on the back of her body with adhesive tape. The recovered gold weighing 268.400 grams and having a tariff value of Rs. 13.73 lakhs has been seized under Section 110 of the Customs Act 1962. Further investigation is underway.

On 17 September, another female passenger who arrived from Dubai at RGIA was also intercepted by the Hyderabad Customs. During search, gold weighing 1,287 grams valued at Rs. 67.56 lakhs was seized from her. The woman had tried to smuggle the gold in a briefcase.

In another incident, two passengers coming from Dubai were stopped, questioned, and searched at RGIA and 498.290 grams of 24 karat gold in spray form and a gold chain worth Rs. 25.74 lakhs seized from them. The duo had concealed gold by spraying it in their undergarments and vests.

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