Smuggled gold hidden in rectum, four arrested

Mumbai: The Customs officials at the Mumbai airport seized gold weighing 1.6 kg worth Rs 45 lakh from four passengers arriving from Singapore. Two of them had hidden the gold in their rectum. All four have been arrested.

According to the information received, officials from the air intelligence unit of the Customs department said that 13 gold bars weighing 100gm each were smuggled by the four from Singapore. Two of the accomplices hid the bars in their rectum and were scheduled to travel to Ahmedabad from Mumbai.

There have been a number of instances in recent times of smugglers caught hiding gold in their rectum.