Hyderabad: Officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) here seized gold in paste form weighing 724 gms from a domestic passenger at RGI Airport on Friday. The value of the gold is stated to be around Rs 27.87 lakh.
A press note today that Based on specific information, the DRI officials caught a passenger who arrived by a flight from Mumbai and checked him. “On examination, it was found that gold in paste form was wrapped with black colour adhesive tape in to three elliptical shaped balls and concealed in the rectum of the passenger. After removing the capsules, the gold was removed and it weighed 724 gms,” said DRI officials.
The passenger admitted that the gold was smuggled in to the country and they did not have any documents to prove the licit purchase/import of the told. The person was arrested and further investigation is in progress, the note said.