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Amritsar:Man held with gold worth Rs 26 lakh hidden in rectum

On searching the man by using the hand-held metal detector, four cut pieces of a gold bar of foreign origin (purity 24 carrot) weighing 829.5gm were found concealed in his rectum.

punjab Updated: Jun 15, 2018 13:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
airport intelligence unit,customs department,crime
Bricks of gold worth Rs 26 lakh seized at Amrisar airport on Thursday. (HT Photo)

The airport intelligence unit (AIU) of the customs department on Thursday arrested a person from Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji International Airport and seized 828 gm gold worth Rs 26.13 lakh concealed in his rectum.

Commissioner of customs (preventive) Dipak Gupta said on the basis of active profiling and suspicious movement, a domestic passenger coming from Delhi via Air India’s flight (AI 016-COMBO Flight) was intercepted by the AIU.

“On searching him by using the hand-held metal detector, concealing four cut pieces of a gold bar of foreign origin (purity 24 carrot) weighing 829.5gm valued at Rs 26.1 lakh were found concealed in his rectum,” he said.

He said the passenger in his statement confessed the possession, carriage, concealment and recovery of the aforesaid four pieces of a gold bar.

“The recovered gold pieces have been seized and the passenger was arrested under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962,” he added. However, Gupta didn’t disclose the name of the accused and he said, the investigation is going on.

First Published: Jun 15, 2018 13:06 IST