Friday, December 04, 2020

2 Smugglers Hide Bags Of Gold Paste In Rectum, Caught At Chennai Airport

New Delhi: In an ace example of how far smugglers would go to carry gold past airport security, two men were caught with bags of gold paste in their rectum on Thursday.

Custom officials caught the men, who were on their way back from Dubai, at the Chennai International Airport.

Officials seized 706 grams of gold, worth ₹ 35.5 lakh from them. Six bundles of gold paste were concealed in their rectum, officials said.

"One person, with a prior record, was arrested in connection with this case," said Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport.

India - the largest consumer of gold globally - imposes a total 13 per cent tax on the precious metal, which is also one of the most commonly smuggled commodities in the country.

According to news agency Bloomberg, the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent ban on international travel crushed the inflow of smuggled gold with seizures increasing as the skies opened up again in September, even though partially.

04/12/20 ANI/NDTV

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