Telangana: 2 Passengers Arrested With Smuggled Gold Worth Rs 16 Lakhs By Customs Officials

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The Hyderabad Customs seized gold foiled in chocolate wrappers, worth Rs. 16.5 lakhs, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

On the 3rd of May, Wednesday, the custom officials searched two passengers who were coming from Dubai and found the smuggled gold.  The searches were based  on the passenger profiling, and the Customs Air Intelligence input.  On searching the bags of the passengers, it was found that gold was concealed inside chocolates which were wrapped inside chocolate covers.  A total of 13 small cut pieces of gold were found inside the chocolates carried in the carton box. The gold seized weighed around 269 gm having a value worth Rs 16.5 lakh.

The two male passengers  arrived from Dubai by flight no EK-526 which landed at Hyderabad, Telangana.  The identities of the two male passengers from Dubai are yet to be revealed by the customs officials.

A case into the matter has been registered and an investigation is in progress.

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