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Telangana: Two women arrested for hiding gold under clothes

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 21, 2017, 3:53 am IST
Updated Apr 21, 2017, 4:05 am IST
The first woman had gold bars weighing two kg worth Rs 60 lakh and the second woman 366 grams of gold worth Rs 10.98 lakh.
The first woman had gold bars weighing two kg worth Rs 60 lakh and the second woman 366 grams of gold worth Rs 10.98 lakh.
 The first woman had gold bars weighing two kg worth Rs 60 lakh and the second woman 366 grams of gold worth Rs 10.98 lakh.

Hyderabad: Customs officials at RGI Airport seized 2.36 kg of gold from two women who were trying to smuggle it by concealing them in their undergarments. The officials seized 2 kg from one woman and 366 grams from the other. The gold is worth around Rs 71 lakh. This is the third catch at the airport in April so far. Customs officials said the two passengers came from Jeddah in a Saudi Airlines flight on Wednesday. While proceeding for security check officials noticed that they were moving suspiciously. They intercepted the women and sent them for questioning.

During questioning they claimed that they were not carrying any dutiable goods but when they were subjected to metal detector test they admitted that they were carrying gold bars in their undergarments. The first woman had gold bars weighing two kg worth Rs 60 lakh and the second woman 366 grams of gold worth Rs 10.98 lakh. Officials seized the smuggled gold and arrested the women.

 

On April 11, a passenger from Saudi Arabia was caught smuggling gold by concealing it in an electric iron box. Gold weighing 247 grams worth Rs 7.22 lakh was seized from him. On April 3, a passenger from Dubai carrying 350 grams of gold buttons worth Rs 10 lakh in a gas regulator was arrested.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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