Gold worth Rs. 65 lakh seized in two separate incidents
(Sourced from PTI)
A Chennai-bound passenger, Senthil K, was today apprehended by CISF officials at the Imphal airport for allegedly trying to smuggle gold bars worth about Rs. 41.23 lakh by concealing them in his body cavity. In the second incident, gold weighing about 799 grams and valued at Rs. 25.54 lakh was seized on board a flight at the Hyderabad international airport. Here's more on it
The security personnel detected metal pieces in the body of Senthil K during frisking and he was subsequently taken away for a detailed checking. During the checking, the passenger revealed that he was carrying eight gold bars (about 1.3 kg in total) inside his rectum. The passenger, Senthil K, and the seized gold bars have been handed over to Customs officials at the airport.
Four pieces of gold in crude form were seized during a search of the flight which arrived from Saudi Arabia. The gold pieces were found concealed inside the side cavity of the passenger seat to be picked up by someone for smuggling, Customs officials said.