The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Saturday nabbed two passengers carrying 14 gold bars weighing about 2,365 grams worth approximately Rs. 70 lakh at Jorhat Airport. Both the passengers concealed the gold bars in their rectums. The detained smugglers were identified as Surinder Singh and Pawan Chouhan, who were travelling to Delhi by flight No. 9W-904.
The passengers along-with recovered gold bars were handed over to the Customs Officials of Jorhat Airport for further legal action.
During pre-embarkation security check at Security Hold Area (SHA), the CISF noticed presences of some metal in the body (rectum area) of two passengers. On suspicion, both were taken for thorough checking at a separate place.
‘During the inquiry, they revealed that they were carrying gold bars wrapped in balloons inside their rectums. On checking, 14 gold bars, weighing about 2,365 gms were recovered from their possession”, the officials added. A case has been registered against the two and an investigation in on.