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    Shamshabad Airport Continues to Battle Surge in Illegal Gold Smuggling

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    Shamshabad International Airport, a hub for international travel, is grappling with a concerning surge in illegal gold smuggling activities. Despite concerted efforts by authorities to crack down on the illicit trade, recent incidents have highlighted the persistent challenges faced by law enforcement agencies.

    In a recent development on Monday, customs officials at Shamshabad Airport intercepted a substantial quantity of illegal gold. Approximately 13.65 kilograms of gold, with an estimated value of Rs. 6.03 crores, were seized from passengers arriving from various countries. The apprehension of these smugglers underscores the ongoing efforts to combat illegal activities at the airport.

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    This incident comes in the wake of a series of similar seizures in February, where customs authorities confiscated a significant amount of gold worth Rs. 6 crores within a single month. The crackdown targeted passengers attempting to illegally transport gold from different states, resulting in the interception of 13.6 kilograms of gold across 28 separate cases.

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    The modus operandi of these smugglers varied, reflecting their determination to evade detection. However, customs officials remained vigilant, apprehending all perpetrators and launching thorough investigations into their activities.

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    The surge in illegal gold smuggling poses a significant threat to the integrity of Shamshabad Airport and undermines efforts to maintain robust security measures. As authorities intensify their efforts to curb this illicit trade, travelers are reminded of the consequences of engaging in illegal activities and urged to comply with regulations.

    The collaborative efforts of law enforcement agencies, coupled with enhanced surveillance measures, are essential in addressing the root causes of illegal gold smuggling and safeguarding the integrity of Shamshabad Airport.

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