CISF officials today apprehended three passengers at Guwahati and Silchar airports in Assam for allegedly trying to smuggle gold bars worth about Rs 74 lakh by wrapping them in balloons and concealing them in their body cavities.
In the first case at the Guwahati airport, the security force personnel detected metal pieces in the body of a passenger, travelling to Kolkata, during frisking and he was subsequently taken for detailed checking.
"During thorough checking, the passenger revealed that he is carrying five pieces of gold bar (100 gms each) wrapped in balloon inside his rectum.
The value of the seized gold is estimated to be Rs 15 lakh, he said.
Two similar cases were detected at the Silchar airport today, he added.
All the cases have been handed over to the Customs, he said.
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