Hyderabad, February 14
Shamshabad airport has become centre of illegally transported gold. The gold smugglers are adopting new ways to smuggle gold to give a slip to the security staff. People are smuggling gold by concealing it shoes, socks and even in body parts and now in LED lights.
Recently, a Hyderabad-bound passenger, who concealed gold bars in LED lights and in his rectum, was arrested by Air Intelligence Unit officials at the RGI Airport.
Police recovered two kilo gold and Rs 59.10 lakh cash from him. The police found out eight bars in LED lamp fixtures and 12 bars in his body.
It was known that people are smuggling gold encouraged by a few gold merchants doing business in Begum Bazar, Abids, Siddambar Bazar, General Bazar, Pot Market, Charminar, Mahankali and other markets in the city.
The customs officials have so far seized kilos of gold and cash.