Monday, October 02, 2017

Lankan passenger carrying gold in rectum caught at Vizag airport

Visakhapatnam: Customs officials of the Air Intelligence Unit at Vizag Airport detained an international passenger on the charges of carrying gold biscuits in his rectum on Sunday. Refusing to reveal the identity of the passenger, the officials said he had landed at the city airport in a Sri Lankan Airways flight around 9.30 am. 

Initially, it was suspected that he was carrying cocaine, but a senior officer, on condition of anonymity, said the passenger was trying to smuggle gold bars. “The person could be carrying around 800 grams of gold,” he said.   

Customs officials grew suspicious of the passenger’s behaviour as he was walking “awkwardly” and rushed through the green channel meant for passengers carrying non-dutiable goods. Officials detained him and conducted confirmatory screening tests which revealed that he was carrying something in his rectum. Sources identified the passenger as Abdul Razak, 50, who flew in from Colombo. However, officials are yet to confirm the information.
02/10/17 Indian Expess 

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