2 held with gold worth Rs 70 lakh in Assam

ANI | Updated: Jan 20, 2018 16:12 IST

Jorhat (Assam) [India], Jan 20 (ANI): 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, who concealed the gold bars in their rectums, 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, Jorhat Airport for further legal action.

According to CISF officials, "During pre-embarkation security check at Security Hold Area (SHA), they 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. (ANI)