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2 held with gold bars in body cavity at Silchar airport

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Two Kolkata-bound passengers have been apprehended by the CISF at the airport in for allegedly trying to smuggle gold bars worth about Rs 60 lakh by concealing them in body cavity.

The incident took place early today when the personnel of the security force detected in the body of two men, identified as K K Kakkar and J Lal, during frisking and they were subsequently taken for detailed checking.

"During thorough checking, the passengers revealed that they were carrying six gold bars each (2 kgs in total) wrapped in balloons and kept in their rectum area.

"The Kolkata-bound passengers and the seized 12 gold bars have been handed over to customs officials at the airport," a (CISF) said.

The value of the seized gold is estimated to be Rs 60 lakh, he said.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 15:20 IST