Shamshabad: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Officials seized 1996 grams of gold bars worth Rs 66 lakh from a passenger at RGIAirport, Shamshabad on Sunday. According to officials, based on specific intelligence they intercepted a passenger who had arrived at Airport , by flight 6E-648 from Indore. On examination, it was found that the passenger was carrying foreign-marked gold bars weighing a total of 1996.70 gms, valued at Rs 66.27 lakh concealed in his shoes.
Preliminary investigation suggested that the passenger had retrieved the said gold from inside the flight, where it was earlier left behind by another passenger who was traveling on an international leg from Sharjah to Thiruvananthapuram. The gold was left by international passenger and retrieved by another passenger during a domestic run of the same flight. The passenger was found to be traveling on a fake name, using a fabricated Aadhar Card. The pax was not carring any documents to show licit import of the said gold.The smuggled gold, weighing 1996.70 gms and valued at Rs. 66.27 lakhs, was seized under the provisions of Customs Act. Further investigation is in progress.