Hyderabad: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officers arrested two men for smuggling gold from Sharjah to Hyderabad. The intelligence officers, acting upon special inputs, found that one of the men was carrying 652.95 grammes of gold in liquid form.

Investigation revealed that the Lucknow-based man hid the gold paste in his jeans by stitching it over the bottom area and waistband. According to the accused, he was supposed to deliver the parcel to the conduit waiting outside the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. Intelligence officials also arrested the associate. The passenger was carrying the gold paste on request of a friend who asked him to deliver it to the associate.

After further investigations, officials learnt that the gold was smuggled, since the accused didn’t have any documents to prove the purchase or import of the gold.

The 652.95 grammes of gold extracted from the gold paste is valued at Rs 2,461,621 and has been seized under Customs Act 1962, said the officials. The passenger and the associate have been arrested, and further investigations are under progress.

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Aiswarya Sriram

Aiswarya Sriram is a budding multimedia journalist and is currently working for NewsMeter as a "Factcheck Freelancer". A graduate from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) Bangalore, Aiswarya has earlier worked with The Logical Indian and has interned with Republic TV. Aiswarya, a Tamilian who was born and brought up in Mumbai, loves to do rural reporting. She has visited Byadgi Taluk of Karnataka, to write about the issues faced by chilli factory workers there, earlier in 2019. A craft enthusiast, Aiswarya also does quilling, painting and glass work. On her off-days, she loves to read crime-thrillers and watch anime. She primarily reports on civic issues, GHMC, human-interesting features, and fact-checking video stories.

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