3 kg gold worth Rs 90 lakh seized at Hyderabad airport, 5 arrested

The Hush Post | 03:20 pm| one-minute read

The Hyderabad airport customs seized 3 kg of gold worth Rs 90 lakh hidden inside trolley bags at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Friday. Surprisingly, the gold was coated with aluminium so that it could clear the security check and customs.

Five persons have been arrested. Two of them were carrying the smuggled gold and the other three were waiting outside the airport to receive them.

“Today, we have arrested five persons smuggling 3 kg of gold worth Rs 90 lakh. The gold was concealed in 4 trolley bags brought by two carriers from Dubai to Hyderabad via Emirates flight. The gold was coated with aluminium,” said MMR Reddy, Commissioner, Hyderabad Customs.

A senior customs official said, “Also, we have identified the kingpin in this case and the search for him is going on. All the accused persons are carriers and working for the main accused who is absconding.”

Furthermore, he also added that last year, a total seizure of 28 kg smuggled gold was made. The value of the seized gold was Rs 9 lakh. 13 persons were arrested in different cases.

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