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Gold worth about Rs 40 lakh seized from air passenger in AP

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Over 1,269 grams of gold valued at around Rs 40 lakh, smuggled from Sri Lanka, was seized from a passenger at in Andhra Pradesh, (DRI) said Sunday.

Based on specific intelligence, DRI sleuths from Kakinada intercepted a passenger who arrived by a flight from on September 14.

On examination he was found carrying the gold paste weighing 1269.85 gms concealed in his innerwear, a release from the DRI's (Zonal Unit) said here.

According to preliminary investigation, the gold was smuggled from Colombo to in Tamil Nadu, but was left behind by his accomplice in the aircraft which was later operated in the domestic sector to via

The smuggled gold has been seized under Customs Act, 1962.

Further investigation is in on, the release added.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 16:10 IST
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