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Gold bar worth Rs 5.6 lakh recovered from passenger's rectum

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Customs officials at the International Airport on Thursday recovered a gold bar worth over Rs 5.6 lakh from the rectum of a passenger landing here from

The passenger, who belongs to Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra, was smuggling the bullion concealed in his rectum.

The officials got suspicious of the passenger as he was walking awkwardly while trying to go through the green channel of the Customs here.

He had arrived by the Dubai-Indigo flight.

The gold bar was over 180 grams and worth nearly Rs 5.6 lakh, officials said.

The passenger was taken into custody and being questioned about the smuggling racket.

Customs officials had on Tuesday recovered gold worth Rs 25 lakh from two women passengers who had also hidden it in their rectum. They had also arrived from

Officials have made several seizures of gold being smuggled into the country through the Dubai-sector flights in the past less than two years.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 22:58 IST
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