Customs arrests man at Delhi airport for smuggling gold by hiding it in rectum

May 11, 2018, 15:20 IST | mid-day online desk

The value of the gold bars was assessed to be Rs 36.55 lakh

Representational picture

Customs officials at Delhi airport have arrested a man for allegedly trying to smuggle over 1 kg gold bars into India by hiding it in his rectum. The accused was intercepted after his arrival from Dubai on Tuesday, a statement issued by the customs said. "A detailed personal and baggage search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of ten gold bars, collectively weighing 1.16 kg, concealed in his rectum," the statement said.

The value of the gold bars was assessed to be Rs 36.55 lakh, it said.

(Edited by mid-day online desk, with inputs from PTI)

Catch up on all the latest Mumbai news, crime news, current affairs, and also a complete guide on Mumbai from food to things to do and events across the city here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Delhi: Man arrested for killing his daughter, injuring wife