Hyderabad: Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of customs at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad seized Rs 50 lakh worth iPhone 7s, gold and other valuables from a passenger on Thursday. The customs department officials arrested the smuggler who arrived from Dubai by Air India flight under the Customs Act.
During the search by the AIU sleuths, a huge haul including 24 iPhone 7 pieces, four iPad pros, eight iPhone 7 battery cases, 30 pieces of iPod touch, 661 grams of gold, 5.2 kilos of saffron (Iranian origin), 2880 foreign manufactured cigarettes and 700 RMD brand gutkha packets were seized from the accused.
Later, during the interrogation, the culprit, who claims to be a trader from Mumbai, revealed that he brought the Apple products, mainly the iPhone 7s along with iPhone 7 battery cases to encash on the local demand in Mumbai, by selling them at a premium.
Apple is yet to launch iPhone 7 in the Indian market.