DRI seizes 4 kg of gold worth about Rs 1.2 crore at Visakhapatnam airport

Hyderabad, PTI | Updated : 22 February 2015, 01:32 PM

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) today said it had seized about 4 kg of gold worth about Rs 1.2 crore from an aircraft after it landed at the Visakhapatnam airport.

Based on a tip-off, DRI officers in Hyderabad intercepted a passenger who arrived from Dubai at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport yesterday.

The passenger confessed that 40 gold bars had been concealed in the toilet of the aircraft, a DRI release said.

“The flight was on its way to Visakhapatnam. The officers of DRI, Visakhapatnam, carried out a search on its arrival there and recovered the gold bars,” a DRI release said.

The passenger was remanded in 13-day judicial custody.

First Published: Sunday, February 22, 2015 01:29 PM
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