Hyderabad: Over one kg of gold was today seized and three passengers were detained by the customs officials at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad near here.
On suspicion, the Air Intelligence Wing of Customs intercepted a male passenger, who landed from Bangkok, and during checking found 333 grams of gold bar which was concealed in a secret pouch in his trousers, a customs official said.
The officials also seized 231 gms and 468 gms of crude gold from an elderly man and his daughter-in-law respectively, who came by a flight from Dubai. They have been charged for non-declaration of the yellow metal, he said.
While the passenger from Bangkok "confessed" of trying to smuggle the gold, the duo from Dubai are contesting against it, the official said, adding that a penalty will be imposed on the three passengers, who were let off.