Passenger Carrying Gold Bars In Rectum Detained At Hyderabad Airport

Gold bars (representative picture) - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad, Jan 15: Customs officials on Sunday detained a passenger for trying to smuggle gold bars hidden in his rectum and seized 1.19 kg of the precious metal valued at over Rs34 lakh at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here.

Based on specific inputs, officials from the Air Intelligence Unit intercepted the passenger, who arrived from Jeddah by an Air India flight AI966, and seized 1192.5 gram (1.19 kg) of gold bars of foreign origin valued at Rs 34.46 lakh from him, Customs Department officials said.

"The passenger, who belongs to Mumbai, had concealed six gold bars in his rectum. He has been detained," they said adding further probe was on.

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