Hyderabad: A passenger concealed around a kg of gold in his rectum, and tried to smuggle it through the RGI Airport. Enforcement officials foiled the smuggling bid and recovered the 1.19 kg gold. The passenger, who tried to walk out through the green channel, had concealed six gold biscuits in his rectum.
Customs officials said the seized gold costs around Rs 34.46 lakh in the international bullion market.
Air Intelligence Unit officials intercepted the passenger, who arrived from Jeddah by an Air India flight, after receiving specific inputs, customs sources said.
“The passenger, who belongs to Mumbai, had concealed six gold bars in his rectum. He has been detained,” an official said.
Although the passenger tried to take the green channel declaring he was not carrying anything dutiable, customs officials took him for a frisk. “The passenger was uneasy while walking and was nervous,” an official said.
Customs officials suspect the passenger inserted the bars into his body in the aircraft’s washroom minutes before he disembarked. He planned to take them out as soon as he gets out of the airport. A case has been booked against the passenger and a probe is on.