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Man carrying gold worth Rs 50.75 lakh in rectum arrested in Varanasi

Varanasi: The customs officials on Wednesday arrested a man carrying smuggled gold worth Rs 50.75 lakh in his rectum during routine checking at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in UP's Varanasi on Tuesday.

The officials were busy checking the passengers after the arrival of flight IX 184 Sharjah-Varanasi when they noticed that a passenger, identified as Raushan Kumar of Bhojpur district in Bihar, was walking abnormally.

On considering it doubtful, the officials frisked him properly.

During X-ray, metallic objects were noticed in his rectum.

Later, doctors at a hospital extracted three capsules containing gold paste from his rectum after which he was arrested by the customs officials.

05/07/2023 Rajeev Dikshit/Times of India

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