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Over Rs 66 lakh worth gold seized at Hyderabad airport

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Over Rs 66 lakh worth gold seized at Hyderabad airport

The Hyderabad unit of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Sunday (January 20) recovered gold worth more than Rs 66 lakh after intercepting a passenger at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.

According to DRI officials, the passneger arrived in the city at 12:40 am on Sunday on a flight from Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

DRI officials had received a tip-off, based on which the officials intercepted the passenger.

Officials recovered two foreign-marked gold bars from him. The gold weighed a total of 1996.70 grams and was valued at Rs 66.27 lakh.

He had concealed the gold bars in his shoes, DRI officials said.

According to the preliminary investigation, the passenger had retrieved the gold from inside the flight. It is suspected that the gold bars were hidden on the flight by another passenger who was travelling on an international flight from Sharjah to Thiruvananthapuram.

Investigators also revealed that the detained passenger was travelling under a false name and a fake Aadhaar card. Further investigation is in progress.

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