Customs recover gold worth lakhs at airport in southern India
The Customs Department in southern India’s Telangana recovered 259 grams of gold worth Rs 15.76 lakhs (22,064 USD) during a check-up.
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The incident took place at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad on September 15.
Visuals showed customs officials at the airport conducting a thorough inspection of a cream container, diligently searching for concealed gold.
The official further informed that the seized gold was hidden in boxes of cream. “We have recovered gold of 259 gms valued Rs 15.76 lakhs concealed in boxes of cream in checked-in luggage from a passenger coming from Kuwait,” said Hyderabad Airport Customs.
“Further investigation into the matter is underway,” the official said.