Hyderabad, Sept 7 (Hydnow): The customs officials at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport arrested a passenger and an airport staff member for reportedly smuggling 933 grams of gold worth Rs. 56.63 lakhs today.
According to a senior customs official, the accused were held based on profiling “The accused passenger arrived at the Hyderabad airport from Dubai on Monday. Gold was discovered in his luggage. During the inquiry, it was revealed that the gold was intended to be smuggled out with the assistance of airport staff, the official said.
The seized gold was confiscated under the provisions of section 110 of the Customs Act and the passenger was detained under section 104 of the Customs Act. Later, Customs officials also arrested the airport staff member. Further investigation into the matter is ongoing. (Hydnow)
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