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DRI seizes 1.29 kgs of gold from woman flyer

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The Intelligence (DRI) today apprehended a woman passenger at the International Airport who was allegedly trying to smuggle in 1.29 kg of gold.

Based on a specific intelligence, DRI officers of the Zonal Unit intercepted the woman passenger who came from this afternoon.

"It was noticed that she was carrying a white mixer along with three jars. On a thorough examination, it was found that the motor of the mixer appeared to be tampered with, as some screws were missing," DRI's (Zonal Unit) Additional Director General M K Singh said in a release.

When the officers dismantled the motor, they found gold inside the core of the motor, it said.

Later it was found that the gold in molten form was poured into the mould of the motor core and sealed with metal sheet, so as to completely conceal the gold, the senior DRI official explained.

The woman has been booked under the Customs Act, Singh said.

Further investigation is in progress, the official added.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 20:13 IST