Woman arrested at Hyderabad airport with 11 kg gold, foreign currency
May 29, 2019, 8:51 AM IST
Hyderabad: Based on specific intelligence inputs, the officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) of Hyderabad, on Tuesday (May 28) intercepted a woman coming from Dubai in the early morning at the exit gate of Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
The officers reportedly recovered 11.1 kg of foreign marked smuggled gold worth Rs 3,63,52,500 concealed in seven specially made cloth pockets and socks along with foreign currencies of Singapore dollars and UAE Dirhams equivalent to Rs 4,25,312.
The officials also searched a room of a five-star hotel where the woman was staying for the past three months and recovered sale proceeds of smuggled gold in the form of foreign currency of US dollars and Saudi riyals equivalent to Rs 1,50,64,012.
The DRI officials seized the smuggled goods under the Customs Act 1962, and the woman was arrested for further investigation