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HyderabadCustoms foil gold smuggling attempt at Hyderabad airport

Customs foil gold smuggling attempt at Hyderabad airport

Published: 13th Mar 2021 8:27 pm

Hyderabad: The customs officials on Saturday detained a passenger for attempting to smuggle gold in paste form.

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The passenger was detained when he arrived from Sharjah by flight G9458 with 672 grams of gold paste concealed in his specially designed slippers. Officials said the total net gold valued at Rs.27.4 lakh was extracted and the passenger was detained.

In another case, the customs officials booked cases against four passengers arriving from Sharjah by 6E-1406 for smuggling gold. The gold cut pieces were hid in the mouth of the passengers.

As many as 471 grams of gold valued at Rs.20.67 lakh was seized from the four passengers.

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