Monday, March 19, 2018

Gold bars worth Rs 1.22 crore recovered from Jet Airways toilet; passenger caught with Rs 7 lakh gold bars stashed in rectum

Mangaluru: Four gold bars worth Rs 1.22 crore were recovered from the toilet of an aircraft that arrived from Dubai, Customs sources said on Sunday.

The gold bars weighing 1 kilogram (kg) each were recovered from the toilet of a Jet Airways flight that arrived in Mangaluru at 7.55 am.
The gold bars were stashed in the toilet and left there to be picked up by a local mule during its domestic run to Mumbai, the sources said.

Officials also seized two gold biscuits worth Rs 7 lakh from a passenger who came by the same flight during passenger profiling, they said.

Customs officials spotted the man moving in a suspicious manner and intercepted him.
Following a search, they found two gold biscuits weighting 227 grams concealed in his rectum and the same was seized.
19/03/18 PTI/Deccan Chronicle
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