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Sri Lankan arrested with nearly 1kg of gold in his rectum

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Smuggl­ers purchase gold in locations the place it’s relati­vely cheape­r after which carry it again to India to promote for revenue­

PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a person for allegedly making an attempt to smuggle jewellery and gold weighing as much as 1 kg hidden in his rectum, BBC reported.

Indian man held for carrying 407 grams of gold in rectum

Officers from customs discovered 904 grams of gold with an estimated price of about four.5 million Sri Lankan rupees contained in the suspect’s rectal cavity. The 45-year-old man was certain for India however was stopped at Colombo’s worldwide airport.

A number of circumstances have sprung up previously as nicely. The smugglers purchase gold in locations like Dubai and Singapore the place it’s comparatively cheaper after which carry it again to India to promote for revenue. A customs officer advised BBC Sinhala they noticed the person as a result of “he was strolling suspiciously”.

Metallic detectors recognized the hidden baggage “fastidiously packed within the polythene luggage and neatly inserted”, a customs officer mentioned.  “Amongst that there have been 4 yellow gold biscuits, three items of yellow gold, six yellow gold jewelry articles and two silver plated yellow gold jewelry articles,” a customs spokesperson mentioned.

Bangladesh customs hit gold bonanza in unlikely locations

Final week a Sri Lankan feminine additionally travelling to India was caught by customs whereas making an attempt to smuggle 314.5 grams of gold items hid in her rectum.

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