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HyderabadMan held at Hyderabad airport with gold in deodorant bottles, toy cars

Man held at Hyderabad airport with gold in deodorant bottles, toy cars

Published: 25th Nov 2021 6:05 pm

Hyderabad: The manner in which gold is being smuggled into the country is becoming quite innovative of late.

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If it was in the form of gold paste hidden in flashlights, inside secret pockets in jeans and various other modes till recently, yet another trick came to light on Wednesday when the Hyderabad Customs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport nabbed a man who arrived on an Air India flight (AI 952) from Dubai with gold that was concealed inside deodorant bottles and toy cars in his checked-in baggage.

According to Customs officials, a case for smuggling of gold was booked against the man, from whom 320 gm of gold valued at Rs.15.75 lakh was seized.

On Sunday, a man who reached the RGIA was nabbed by the Customs after nine iPhone
13 phones, valued at Rs.8.37 lakh, were found in his possession. According to Customs officials, the man, who reached here from Sharjah, was found to be carrying the nine iPhones, which were concealed in his hand baggage. In a separate case also on Sunday, a woman passenger was booked for smuggling gold biscuits weighing 350 gm and valued at Rs.17.69 lakh. The woman had come from Dubai and the gold was found concealed in her hand baggage.

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