688 gm gold seized at Shamshabad airport

Mon 25 Mar 2019, 12:16:25
The Air Intelligence Unit of the Hyderabad Customs apprehended two persons who tried to smuggle gold out of the Shamshabad airport after landing here on Sunday. A total of 688.94 gm gold was seized by the officials from the two persons in separate instances.

The passenger was intercepted by airport sub-inspector S. Venkateshwarlu and constables Srisailam and Raju after noticing his suspicious movements at the police outpost.

The passenger was handed over to the AIU sleuths for checking and they found three packets of gold paste concealed in his innerwear.

“The passenger had arrived on an Air Asia aircraft (Flight AK 69) from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The gold after extraction was found to be weighing around 340 gm, worth over Rs 9 lakh. A case has been registered and further investigation is on,” said the AIU officials.

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