Man Held With 1.19 kg Gold Biscuits by RGIA Enforcement OfficialsJanuary 16, 2017 10:18
The RGI Airport Enforcement officials arrested a passenger who was smuggling 1.19 kg gold. When the passenger walked through the green channel he had hidden six gold biscuits in his rectum.
Customs officials said "the seized gold costs around Rs 34.46 lakh in the international bullion market."
"Air Intelligence Unit officials intercepted the passenger, who arrived from Jeddah by an Air India flight, after receiving specific inputs", customs sources said.
“The passenger, who belongs to Mumbai, had concealed six gold bars in his rectum. He has been detained,” an official said.
"Although the passenger tried to take the green channel declaring he was not carrying anything dutiable, customs officials took him for a frisk. The passenger was uneasy while walking and was nervous,” an official said.
Customs officials suspect the passenger hid the gold bars into his body in the aircraft’s washroom minutes before he arrived at the airport. He had planned to take them out as soon as he comes out of the airport. A case was registered against the passenger and a probe is on.
BY M. DIVYA SRI