dubai: Smuggler with gold hidden in mouth lands at Bengaluru airport | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: An alleged gold smuggler from Dubai landed at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) on Wednesday with pieces of gold hidden in his mouth.
A resident of Chennai, the 42-year-old man had concealed two pieces of gold in his mouth — they weigh100 grams and are valued at Rs 4.9 lakh. Fifteen other gold pieces, worth Rs 49.6 lakh, were found hidden in the Indigo flight 6E 096. It is unclear if the same person had abandoned the gold on the flight that landed here from Dubai early Wednesday.
Sources with the Air Intelligence Unit of Bengaluru Customs said that following passenger profiling, sleuths intercepted the man and questioned him. They realised he had some difficulty while talking to the investigators. The customs officers then checked his mouth and found two pieces of gold hidden inside. The suspect was booked for customs duty evasion and the gold seized.
He had travelled to Dubai
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During questioning, the suspect said he had travelled to Dubai from Chennai on October 14. The officers boarded the flight and found 15 pieces of gold hidden in the aircraft. They weighed over 1kg. A detailed probe is under way.





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