Hyderabad: Customs officers in Hyderabad confiscated 442.6 grams of Rs-equivalent gold paste. Rs 21700,000 at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad last night. Gold was hidden in a specially sewn pocket on the underwear of a male passenger.
Passengers arrived at Hyderabad Airport by Emirates (EK524) from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
This is the second such incident reported in the last 24 hours. Earlier, a passenger arriving at Hyderabad Airport on Monday was arrested for finding that more than 470,000 rupees of gold was hidden under a bandage wrapped around a calf on both legs.
Customs officials detained and cross-examined passengers arriving from Sharjah to the international arrivals area, based on valid information.
Customs officers further investigated him and found that he was hiding gold in the paste from inside the bandages attached to the calves of both feet. The bandage was removed and the paste was removed.
The gold recovered from the paste weighs 970 grams and is worth 47,55,642 rupees. He was robbed of money and arrested for cross-examination.
Saudi riyal worth 34.49 rupees seized at Hyderabad Airport
Last week, Rs 34.49 worth of Saudi riyal was confiscated from 24-year-old Indian national Mohd Nasee, who was scheduled to fly to Sharjah from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad.
Nacelle was scheduled to fly to Sharjah by Air Arabian aircraft. Intelligence forces of the Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) suspectedly intercepted the flight and discovered that passengers were hiding their money in a fake compartment of a luggage bag.
Hyderabad Custom grabbed Twitter’s handle and posted a video showing how the currency is sealed in the bag.
Other past incidents
On December 1, customs officers arrested two male passengers bound for Dubai. They seized 89,500 rupees of Saudi riyal and 2,900 rupees worth of UAE dirhams from the duo.
The airport has witnessed a series of foreign currency seizures in recent weeks, primarily in Saudi riyal and Dirham, United Arab Emirates.
On November 22, customs authorities seized 55,000 UAE dirhams and US $ 970 worth of 11.49 rupees from two female passengers to Sharjah.
Previously, on November 8, a male passenger to Dubai was arrested at 65,000 Saudi riyals worth Rs 12.54.
On October 24, customs officials seized Saudi riyal worth Rs 9.77 from a female passenger to Abu Dhabi.
On October 31, Saudi riyal worth 9.78 rupees was confiscated from passengers. When a customs officer found foreign currency in his luggage, he was leaving for Sharjah.
He was handed over to the airport Hyderabad Customs Officer along with the currency for further investigation and action. A foreign currency smuggling case was booked against him.
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