Hyderabad, Apr 17 UNI | 3 months ago

Customs officials have seized Rs 17 lakh worth gold bars from a woman air passenger at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here today.

Based on intelligence profiling, the officers of Customs Air Intelligence Unit, intercepted a passenger Khalik Khatija Begum Mehboob, who arrived at 0330 hrs by an Air Arabia Airways flight.

On being questioned by the officers whether she possessed any dutiable /prohibited goods, the passenger replied in the negative, according to custom officials here.

However, after a detailed examination, the officers recovered 50 Tolas of gold bars from her. On being questioned further she admitted to the crime.

Further investigation was on, the officials added.

(Posted on 17-04-2014)