Gold worth over Rs 70 lakh hidden in passenger’s rectum seized at Trichy airport

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TIRUCHIRAPALLI (Tamil Nadu): Officers of the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at Tiruchirappalli airport in Tamil Nadu seized a total of 977 gM of of 24K Gold valued at Rs 70.58 lakh from a passenger arriving from Dubai.

According to the officials, the gold was concealed in the three packets consisting of 1,081 grams of paste like material in the rectum of the passenger. The passenger was travelling from Dubai to Trichy on an Air India Express flight. The passenger has been arrested and further investigation is under way.

Earlier, this March, the AIU officials at Tiruchirappalli airport seized 410 grams of gold valued at Rs. 26.62 lakh from a passenger arriving from Singapore. According to the officials, the seized gold consisted of 330 grams of 24K gold extracted from paste-like material and 80 grams of 22K gold concealed inside the vest of a passenger travelling from Singapore to Trichy. (ANI)

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