Airport customs officials arrested a Sri Lankan who was trying to smuggle in six pieces of gold weighing over 700gms inside his rectum, at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) on Sunday morning. The seized gold has been valued at over Rs17 lakh in the open market.
The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officials of the airport customs department have identified the accused as Mohammed Manfous. He was apprehended after arriving from Singapore in a Jet Airways flight.
The AIU investigators found his behaviour suspicious. “He was asked to pass through the metal detector, which alerted us about the presence of some metal hidden in his body,” said Kumar, adding, “On detailed inspection, we realised that the pieces of gold were hidden inside his rectum.”