4 Arrested At Bhubaneswar Airport With 12 Capsules Of 3.77 Kg Gold In Rectum

Bhubaneswar: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Hyderabad zonal unit, on Wednesday informed about seizure of  3.77 kg smuggled gold valued at Rs 2.79 crore at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar.

According to a DRI release, four passengers, arriving in Bhubaneshwar from Dubai on May 6, were identified based on specific intelligence. “The questioning of the passengers upon arrival revealed that all four had attempted to smuggle gold in paste form, by concealing them in their rectum. The investigation led to recovery of a total of 12 capsules containing gold in paste form. Heat treatment of the contraband resulted in compound separation and gold weighing 3.77 kg, valued at Rs. 2.79 crore was recovered.”

The four passengers have been arrested under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962, and further investigation is underway, it added.

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