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HYDERABAD: A total of 2.5 kg gold worth Rs 1.15 crore has been seized and five cases of gold-smuggling registered against passengers who arrived here from Dubai by a flight, customs officials said on Wednesday.
The gold was concealed in mixer-grinder motors and cutting appliances being carried by the passengers on Tuesday in their check-in baggage, they said.
The passengers were detained and further investigation was in progress, the officials said.
In a separate incident, the customs officials, in coordination with CISF, booked a case of smuggling of foreign exchange against a passenger who allegedly was attempting to depart by a flight to Dubai on Tuesday.
The man was found to be carrying 30,000 US dollars in a handbag.
The currency, equivalent to Rs 21,48,000, was seized under the Customs Act, 1962, a press release said.
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