The Shamshabad airport has emerged as a smugglers hub for getting contraband into the country from Dubai, Hong kong, Africa and Texas.
Now customs have exposed another smuggling racket of valued products like imported perfumes, cigarettes, liquor and electronic goods in form of containers to India through the airport cargo planes from countries which had already become hubs for such anti social activities.
The smuggling activity was operated in the form of Inland container Depot operations and the good were brought in name of drivers and ordinary people working abroad as gifts to their relatives and family members in India. ‘In last 2 months Rs.10 crore worth goods were sent to India in this route’ say customs and police who seized the goods and arrested a local gang with Dubai and Singapore connections.
Customs have already established that huge amounts of gold (almost 1000 kgs of gold) has been smuggled to India through Shamshabad of which only 15-20 kgs have been caught so far.