Acting upon specific intelligence, the officers of Customs Air Intelligence Unit, RGIA, Hyderabad, intercepted at the exit gate, a passenger by name Shri. Abdul Haleeth of Villupuram, Tamil Nadu who arrived from Dubai by Emirates Flight EK 528 on 24.06.2013. The passenger opted to pass through the Green Channel which is meant for passengers having nothing to declare or not in possession of any dutiable goods. On questioning by the officers, about possession of any dutiable / prohibited goods, the passenger denied and replied in negative. However, detailed examination of his checked-in bag resulted in recovery of 7275 Nos Toshiba brand 2GB Memory Cards which were deftly concealed in the cavity of wire cable spool and 2000gms of Rhodium liquid concealed inside cloths. The total value of seized goods is Rs.17 Lakhs. The passenger was interrogated and he admitted the offence. Further follow-up investigation to nab the kingpin behind the smuggling is going on.
The entire operation was done under the guidance of Shri. R. Manohar, IRS, Additional Commissioner. Assistant / Deputy Commissioners Shri. R.Kalyan & E.V.N Reddy, have supervised the operation. Shri. A.Lakshmi Kanthan & Shri.P.Uma Shankar, Air Customs Superintendents of Air Intelligence Unit effected the seizure.