Friday, January 25, 2013

Brother-sister duo held for smuggling gold


Hyderabad: Two persons, who arrived at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) by an Emirates flight from Dubai, were arrested for trying to smuggle in eight kilograms of gold ornaments on Thursday morning.
DRI officials, who withheld the names of the two, said the siblings belong to Yakutpura and were repeat offenders. They were nabbed based on a tip-off given by airport authorities in Dubai. "The brother-sister duo boarded the flight in Dubai, hiding gold ornaments by strapping it to their body. Actually, they are agents who work on commission basis. The gold belongs to someone in Dubai and it was to be handed over to a third party in Hyderabad," DRI officials said. Both are repeat offenders and this criminal activity was done to avoid payment of customs tax.
25/01/13 Times of India