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Gold worth Rs 28 lakh seized at Hyderabad airport

Hyderabad: Officers of DRI and Customs today seized 952 grams of gold, valued at Rs 27.9 lakh, from a passenger at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.

The passenger, who had arrived from Dubai by an Emirates flight, was intercepted following a tip-off, and was found to have concealed nine gold bars in specially designed pockets of his trousers, a senior Customs officer said.

He was detained and further investigation was underway.