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1.2 kg gold seized at Hyd airport

Hyderabad: Customs officials seized 1.2 kg gold, worth Rs 35 lakh, from four passengers when they were allegedly trying to smuggle it at the international airport here today.

“Based on specific intelligence, the Customs officers of the Air Intelligence Unit at the airport in co-ordination with special task force officers of Telangana Police seized 1200 gram of gold of foreign origin valued at Rs 35.05 lakh from four passengers, who arrived from Jeddah,” a senior customs official said.

They had concealed gold bars in a pocket specially designed in undergarment.

Asked if anyone was arrested in connection with the seizure, the official said further investigations are on.