Imphal, Feb 5,2018: A Kolkata-bound passenger has been apprehended by CISF officials at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle gold bars worth about Rs 24.90 lakh by concealing them in his body cavity.
The incident took place yesterday noon when the personnel of the security force detected metal pieces in the body of a passenger, identified as D Ahuja, during frisking and he was subsequently taken for detailed checking.
“During thorough checking, the passenger revealed that he is carrying four gold bars (820 grams in total) wrapped in balloons inside his rectum.
“The Kolkata-bound passenger and the seized gold bars have been handed over to Customs officials at the airport,” a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) spokesperson said here.
The man hails from Thane in Maharashtra, they said.
The value of the seized gold is estimated to be Rs 24.90 lakh, he said.