Rs one crore worth gold hidden under plane seat seized

Customs officials today seized over 3 kg gold worth around Rs one crore, hidden beneath a seat in an aircraft and apparently meant for smuggling, at the Rajiv Gandhi International (RGI) Airport at Shamshabad here.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 11, 2016, 01:50 AM IST

Hyderabad: Customs officials today seized over 3 kg gold worth around Rs one crore, hidden beneath a seat in an aircraft and apparently meant for smuggling, at the Rajiv Gandhi International (RGI) Airport at Shamshabad here.

"The gold biscuits, weighing 3.1 kg, were hidden under the aircraft seat that landed from Dubai at the airport this afternoon," a Customs official said. Nobody has been arrested in this connection so far, the official said. "We are further verifying and investigation is on," he said.