Racket at Hyderabad airport busted, 3kg gold seized | Hyderabad Information


HYDERABAD: Customs sleuths arrested a passenger who arrived from Dubai and an worker of Mapmygenome India Ltd’s Covid-19 testing crew at Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Airport for attempting to smuggle in gold. The officers seized 3.14 kilo gold value 1.65 crore from their possession.
Previously few days, Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) sleuths of the customs division managed to collect some details about gold smuggling going down by the airport with the connivance of staffers working at Covid-19 testing centre on the worldwide arrivals space.
Officers of the AIU recognized and intercepted a 24-year-old youth who arrived from Dubai by Air India flight (AI-952) on Thursday together with a 33-year-old worker of Mapmygenome.
Throughout interception, the AIU crew discovered a polythene cowl containing two pouches of duct tape wrapped arduous metallic and 4 pouches of gold paste saved within the dustbin positioned within the cabin of Mapmygenone testing centre.
“In the course of the interrogation, the Mapmygenone worker admitted that these pouches containing gold have been handed over to him by the passenger when he got here to provide for Covid-19 take a look at pattern. The accused worker stated he was purported to take out the pouches discreetly by the customs space,” stated a customs official. The accused worker claimed that he was receiving a good-looking fee from the receivers and customs officers are attempting to collect extra details about the handlersand since when he has been concerned in gold smuggling.


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