Indian airport authorities literally struck gold when they saw a man walking strangely – and discovered he had about 2 pounds of gold bars pushed into his rectum, according to a report.
The GoAir passenger arrived from Dubai on Tuesday at Kerala’s Kannur airport, where he tried to avoid paying 18 percent tax on his precious nuggets by smuggling them where the sun is not shining, The National reported.
Officials at the Air Intelligence Unit are extracting the stash, worth $ 60,000 dollars, from the unidentified smuggler’s ass, according to the news committee.
Another passenger on the same flight was caught with more than 3 pounds of gold, though officials did not reveal whether the traveler had hidden it in the same way.
On Wednesday, customs agents seized just under a pound of gold from a passenger who landed in Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, on an Air Arabia flight from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
The gold was hidden in the traveling underwear.