Neighbourhood News Desk: A man was arrested at Delhi airport by customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country about one kilogram gold by hiding it in his rectum. Accused was intercepted on his arrival from Bangkok on Wednesday. During questioning, the passenger admitted that he had smuggled three kilograms gold valued at approximately Rs 93.32 lakh during his past visits. In January, a Patiala-based trader arrived from Dubai wearing a 700-gram gold chain and 233-gram bracelet on Saturday. He was also carrying 116-gram gold biscuit and 10-gram gold coin in his wallet. In all, the gold was worth ₹30 lakh.
But he made one mistake. He displayed too much nervousness while crossing the green channel after the Dubai flight landed at the Chandigarh airport . He was caught at the baggage area.In April, a couple was arrested at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) while trying to smuggle gold dust worth Rs35 lakh. The accused – Jamsiya Karalil and her husband, Siddeeque Mundodan – are Indian nationals and had flown in from Dubai. Based on intelligence received by the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU), the duo was intercepted and screened.