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Customs officials seize 14 gold bars from battery at RGIA

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Customs Air Intelligence team has seized 14 gold bars at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The accused concealed the bars in the battery of an emergency light and was smuggling them from Riyadh via Bahrain to Hyderabad.

A male passenger who arrived by flight GF-274 (Gulf Airlines) at 5:30am on May 14 was intercepted by the Customs Air Intelligence team of Hyderabad Customs, RGIA.

On thorough checking of the baggage of the passenger, 14 gold bars of 24 kt were found to be concealed inside the battery of an emergency light that was brought by the passenger in his luggage.

The total weight of the gold bars recovered is 1287.6 grams which is valued at Rs 67,96,133. The smuggled gold has been seized by the Customs. The passenger has been arrested under Indian Customs Act 1962 and further investigation is in progress.

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