Customs at Hyderabad airport recovered and seized a number of kilograms of gold from 4 Sudanese passengers travelling from Dubai who had hid the contraband of their rectums, mentioned customs officers at the moment.
Arriving on a Dubai-Hyderabad Air India flight, the 2 male and two feminine passengers had tried to smuggle 7.3 kilograms of gold — valued at roughly Rs 3.6 crores — into the nation, after they have been intercepted by customs at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Airport, mentioned authorities.
It’s now in customs custody, and additional investigation is at present underway.
This similar Dubai-Hyderabad route noticed a seizure of smuggled gold only a few months in the past, when over six kilograms of gold paste hid in a chargeable lantern was recovered at Hyderabad airport in October this yr.
Equally, earlier in October, Hyderabad customs officers seized over 1,200 grams of gold within the type of paste from a feminine Sudanese passenger who had hidden the contraband in her undergarments and hand-baggage.
In one other incident from July that has putting similarities to the latest seizure, Chennai customs caught a person travelling from Dubai with roughly 810 grams of gold price over Rs 40 lakh hid in his rectum, within the type of 4 bundles of gold paste.