Hyderabad, Apr 28 (PTI) Customs officials today foiled three separate gold smuggling bids at the international airport here and seized foreign-make gold worth over Rs 36 lakh from three persons, an official said.
Based on specific intelligence, the officers of the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) seized 1,236 grams of gold in the form of chains and kadas (bracelet), valued at Rs 36,09,120, in three different cases, he said.
The three passengers from whom the gold was seized had arrived in separate flights from the US via Abu Dhabi and from Dubai via Abu Dhabi, the official said, adding they were carrying the gold ornaments without declaring them.
Further investigation is underway, he added.
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