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Man held at Jaipur Airport for smuggling 600-gram gold in rectum

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February 24, 2020, 9:17 pm


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Jaipur: One more case of gold smuggling from Bangkok came to light at Jaipur International Airport on Monday. A passenger was taken into custody after he was found in possession of 620-gram gold hidden in rectum and jeans. The gold was in form of paste. The officials are interrogating the passenger to determine if he is a member of any international smuggling gang.

According to sources, the passenger travelled to Jaipur from Bangkok in an Air Asia flight. When a body scan detected metal, the passenger was quizzed. He confessed that he was hiding gold in his rectum following which he was sent for a medical examination. The gold was extracted. It is worth about Rs 27 lakh.

Several cases of passengers attempting to smuggling gold after hiding it in rectum have come to fore in the recent past. A woman passenger had been arrested recently for using the same method for gold smuggling. Another man, identified as Abdul Nazir was arrested for attempting to smuggle nearly 475-gram gold. He had also hidden it in rectum. One Mohammed Bilal was also arrested for attempting to smuggle nearly 588-gram gold.

The customs department and CRPF have been put on alert due to the increasing cases of gold smuggling via Jaipur International Airport. Though the smugglers were arrested, there had been no significant progress in the investigation into the smuggling network these people are part of.

First published: February 24, 2020