Based on intelligent profiling, the officers of Customs Air Intelligence Unit,B-Batch, RGIA, Hyderabad, in the early hours of 31.07.2013 intercepted at the exit gate, a passenger by name Shri. Tamboli Muhammed Rafiq Karim of Dongri, Mumbai who arrived from Dubai by Fly Dubai Flight FZ-0435. 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 the officers recovered 1042 Gms of Rhodium Polished gold chains which were deftly concealed in the sole of his footwear (sandals). The total value of seized goods is Rs.35 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. Shri. R.K. Meena, Air Customs Officer has assisted in the said operation.