Gold worth Rs 49.12 lakh recovered from a passenger from Dubai

In a recent incident at Sri Guru Ramdas Ji International Airport in Amritsar, the Customs Preventive team successfully recovered 808 grams of gold from a passenger arriving from Dubai. The estimated value of the seized gold is approximately Rs 49.12 lakh. The incident took place on Tuesday morning when SpiceJet flight SG 56 arrived.
The customs spokesperson reported that during the routine inspection, one of the passengers raised suspicion. Although no gold was found during the initial luggage search, upon further questioning, it was discovered that the passenger had concealed gold inside his anus. A thorough personal search was conducted, and three capsules weighing a total of 1173 grams were found hidden in his rectum. These capsules contained 808 grams of gold, which were later extracted and collected as a biscuit.
The seized gold falls under Section 110 of the Customs Act, 1962, and further investigation is currently underway. Such incidents highlight the continuous efforts made by customs authorities to combat smuggling and illegal transportation of goods, including precious metals.

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