Smuggled Gold Worth Rs 25 Lakh Seized At Hyderabad Airport: Customs Official

The gold pieces were found concealed inside the side cavity of the passenger seat to be picked up by someone for smuggling.

Smuggled Gold Worth Rs 25 Lakh Seized At Hyderabad Airport: Customs Official

799 grams of gold valued at Rs 25.54 lakh was seized at the Hyderabad airport today

Hyderabad: Gold weighing about 799 grams and valued at Rs 25.54 lakh was seized on board a flight at the international airport in Hyderabad today, a customs official said today.

Four pieces of gold in crude form were seized during a search of the flight which arrived from Saudi Arabia yesterday, he said.

The gold pieces were found concealed inside the side cavity of the passenger seat to be picked up by someone for smuggling in order to evade payment of Customs duty, the official said.

More details are awaited.