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3 held with gold bars in body cavities at Guwahati, Silchar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

officials today apprehended three passengers at and airports in 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 airport, the security force personnel detected 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 passenger and the seized gold bars were handed over to Custom officials," a (CISF) said here.

The value of the seized gold is estimated to be Rs 15 lakh, he said.

Two similar cases were detected at the airport today, he added.

While one passenger was travelling to Kolkata, the other was bound for

The value of the gold seized in these two cases is about Rs 59 lakh, the said.

All the cases have been handed over to the Customs, he said.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 21:15 IST