Gold worth Rs 47.55 lakh seized at Hyderabad airport Gold worth Rs 47.55 lakh seized at Hyderabad airport

Digital Desk Hyderabad. Customs officials at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) have seized 970 grams of gold in paste form from a passenger, hiding it by strapping it on both legs. A male passenger who arrived from Sharjah on Sunday had Gold worth Rs 47.55 lakh was seized from A case of gold smuggling has been registered against the passenger. Customs officials on Monday registered a case of gold smuggling against another passenger who had come from Dubai. The officials recovered 442.6 grams of gold worth Rs 21.70 lakh. The gold in paste form was hidden inside a specially stitched pocket of underwear. Officials are investigating cases of travelers finding new ways to smuggle gold. On January 7, they collected Rs 16.18 lakh from a male passenger who had come from Dubai. 330 grams of gold wire with polished white rhodium coating worth were seized. The gold was hidden inside the metal frame of the trolley bag. Customs officials on December 30 detected a case of smuggling of gold by a passenger who had come from Sharjah. He had hidden the gold in the form of paste in specially stitched pockets inside the trousers. 234.05 grams of gold worth Rs 11.54 lakh has been recovered and confiscated. In another case, two passengers smuggled gold by hiding it inside magnetic bracelets and buttons of children’s clothing. Passengers who arrived from Dubai had Rs 20.49 lakh worth. There was 412 grams of gold.

(IANS)

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