HYDERABAD AIRPORT HAS BECOME A NIGHTMARE FOR THE SMUGGLERS. THE EXCELLENT SET OF OFFICERS WORKING IN HYDERABAD AIRPORT MADE THIS POSSIBLE. THIS CAN BE PROOVED BY THE RECENT SEIZURES.
Based on intelligent profiling, the officers of Customs Air Intelligence Unit,B-Batch, RGIA, Hyderabad, in the early hours of 04.08.2013 intercepted at the customs exit gate, a passenger by name Shri. P. Siraju of Kannur, Kerala who arrived from Dubai by Emirates Airlines Flight EK-524. The passenger was carrying a hand bag and opted to pass through the Green Channel. On questioning by the officers, about possession of any dutiable / prohibited goods, the passenger denied and replied in negative. On detailed examination of his hand bag the officers noticed it contains only his personal effects. Because of the nervous behaviour and suspicious nature of the passenger, the officers have conducted detailed personal search, as a result of which they have recovered 1KG gold bar deftly concealed in the socks worn on the left leg of the passenger , the total value of gold bar seized is Rs.29 Lakhs (approx.). The passenger was interrogated and he admitted the offence. Further follow-up investigation is going on.
The entire operation was done under the guidance of Shri. R. Manohar, IRS, Additional Commissioner. Assistant / Deputy Commissioners Shri. Venkatasam Annamala and 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.