Published By: Sanstuti Nath
Last Updated: June 06, 2023, 15:04 IST
Two passengers were arrested by Customs officials at the international airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth over Rs 1 crore.
Based on specific information received, two male passengers who arrived by a flight from Dubai here last night were intercepted by the officers of Customs Air Intelligence unit of Hyderabad Customs, a release said.
On searching both passengers, it was found that they concealed in their rectum a total of six capsules containing gold paste wrapped with a black tape, the Customs release added.
Customs have seized gold weighing a total of 1,705.3 grams worth Rs 1,05,21,701 from the two passengers, who were arrested under Indian Customs Act 1962, it said.
Further investigation is in progress.
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