HYDERABAD: Two Indians have been arrested at the airport for smuggling gold by hiding it in their underwear.
The two passengers were trying to smuggle 1.25 kilograms of gold and were arrested at RGI airport. Their accomplice who was waiting for them outside to pick them up was also arrested by the police.
Quoting officials, the Deccan Chronicle reported that the suspects were identified as Amer, Fahad and Fasiuddin, all aged around 28 and hailing from Rein bazar area in the Old City. Three months back, Fahad and Fasiuddin travelled to Saudi Arabia. At the behest of Amer who was residing in Hyderabad, the duo along with two other unidentified passengers returned to Hyderabad on Air India 966 flight with the smuggled gold bars.Based on credible inputs, the South Zone task force teams along with Customs Air Intelligence teams at the airport, nabbed Fahad and Fasiuddin while they were handing over the smuggled gold bars to Amer in the parking lot.
The trio were arrested and six bars weighing 1.25kgs which they concealed in their undergarments between their thighs were recovered. The trio were detained for further investigation. Officials during inquiry found that the four suspects smuggled gold from Jeddah on the instructions of Amer. Before they were trapped two other suspects handed over gold bars to Amer and dispersed from the airport. The case is under investigation, it reported.