Gold Worth Rs 1.82 crore Seized At Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Hyderabad: Based on specific intelligence, officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Hyderabad, intercepted one Customer Service Officer of Indigo Airlines near the exit gate of international arrivals and recovered from him 42 pieces of foreign marked gold packed into two packets wrapped with adhesive tape.
“When asked about the source of gold available with him, he replied that he received the packets from two passengers arrived by Emirates Flight No.EK-528 from Dubai onFriday. On examination, 42 foreign marked gold bars found to be of 99.9% purity, totally weighing 4891.200 grams, valued at Rs.1.84 crore,” said a DRI official.
The passenger and the receiver admitted that the gold was smuggled into the country and they did not have any documents to prove the licit purchase/import of the said gold. “The said gold has been seized under the Customs Act, 1962. Three persons have been arrested and further investigation is in progress,” added the official.