Based on intelligence based profiling, the officers of Customs Air Intelligence Unit,B-Batch, RGIA, Hyderabad, intercepted at the exit gate, a passenger by name Shri. Syed Daulath Hussain of Alipur, Karnataka State who arrived from Bangkok by Thai Airways Flight TG-329 on 23.7.2013. 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, on personal search of the passenger, the officers recovered 1 Kg gold bar which was concealed in the under garment of the passenger. The total gold thus recovered is approximately valued at Rs.25 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. Deputy/Assistant Commissioners Shri. E.V.N. Reddy, IRS & A. Dhileeban. IRS, have supervised the operation. Shri. A.Lakshmi Kanthan & Shri.P.Uma Shankar, Air Customs Superintendents of Air Intelligence Unit effected the seizure and Shri. R.K. Meena, Air Customs Officer has assisted in the operation.