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Woman Stitches Rs 18 Lakh Gold Beads to Burqas, Nabbed at Hyderabad Airport

A lawsuit has been filed against the train and further investigations are underway. (Credit: Twitter / @ hydrcus)

The traveler, arriving from Dubai, had tried to remove the gold like shiny beads, covered with rhodium on the burqas.

In a new series of gold mines, yellow metal worth ₹ 18 lakh and weighing 350 grams were seized from a woman’s car on Sunday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. The traveler, who arrived from Dubai, had tried to remove the gold like polished beads, made of rhodium on burqas, the official Twitter account of Hyderabad Customs shared. A lawsuit has been filed against the train and further investigations are underway.

The incident took place a month after a similar gold transfer case at the same airport. Customs officials said on January 22 that gold worth Rs 1.36 crore was seized from the airport at Hyderabad airport. On January 21, the passenger plane was on flight 6E 025 from Dubai. Workers discovered 2.71 kg of gold worth Rs 1.36 crore on it and seized them. Gold chains and gold paste are stored In hand luggage and check luggage.

Recently, several incidents of gold smuggling have been spotted at Hyderabad airport. Customs officials seized 1.48 kg of gold worth Rs 72.80 lakh from three female tourists arriving from Dubai on January 11. Three separate cases resulted in the seizure of the gold. Two of the passengers hid the money in their underwear, and a third hid it in the smoke. Workers discovered 442.6 grams of gold worth Rs 21.70 lakh from a traveler arriving from Dubai on January 10.

Gold had been secretly confiscated from some travelers the previous day, who wrapped it in cloths from both feet. Government officials seized 330 grams of gold wires with white rhodium polish worth Rs 16.18 lakh from a male traveler who arrived from Dubai on January 7. The gold was hidden in a metal trolley bag frame.

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