Hyderabad: Gold and foreign cigarettes seized at RGI airport | Hyderabad News

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HYDERABAD: Customs sleuths apprehended a passenger who arrived at Rajiv Gandhi International (RGI) Airport from Dubai for trying to smuggle in 1.6 kilo gold on Tuesday.
Customs officials have also apprehended a passenger for trying to smuggle in foreign cigarettes.
The passenger, Amtul H Mohammed, of Hakimpet, concealed pouches containing gold paste weighing about 1.6 kilos inside her clothes. The accused arrived by FlyDubai airlines flight (FZ 8779) at 2.50 pm on Tuesday.
Amtul opted for a green channel at Customs check area indicating that she was not carrying any dutiable items. Customs sleuths intercepted her and recovered the gold worth Rs 74 lakh. Customs sleuths booked a case against her under the Customs Act and seized the gold.
In another incident, Customs officials apprehended a 41-year-old man for trying to smuggle in 40,000 cigarette sticks. During the early hours of Wednesday, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel intercepted a passenger, Abdul Azeez K of Kerala who arrived from Abu Dhabi in Etihad airways flight (EY 274). As Abdul was behaving in a suspicious manner, CISF staff approached him inside the airport and they found 200 cigarette packets worth Rs 4 lakh in his possession. Abdul Azeez was handed over to Customs sleuths for further investigation.

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