Hyderabad: A passenger who arrived from Jeddah was arrested at Hyderabad Airport on Tuesday for carrying 403 grams of gold valued at more than Rs 21 lakh, Hyderabad Customs said.
“Based on specific information received, a male passenger who arrived from Jeddah by Indigo flight 6E-068 at 8:30 AM on May 16 was intercepted by Customs Air Intelligence officers of Hyderabad Customs, RGIA,” a customs official said.
The Customs Department said that three capsules of gold in paste form were recovered from the passenger after a thorough check of the passenger.
Over one kg gold seized at Hyderabad airport
“After thoroughly checking the person and baggage, three capsules of gold in paste form with a weight of 403 gms were found to be concealed in the passenger’s rectum,” the official said.
“The smuggled gold weighing 403 gms which is valued at Rs 21, 63,707 was seized. After landing in Hyderabad, the passenger planned to carry the gold to Jaipur via a domestic flight,” the official added.
The person has been arrested under relevant sections and further investigation is underway in this matter.
Earlier on May 14, a passenger, who arrived from Riyadh was arrested at Hyderabad Airport for carrying 14 gold bars valued at more than Rs 67 lakh.sm