Man hides gold paste worth Rs 42 lakh in rectum, caught at Imphal airport

Security forces at Imphal airport in Manipur recovered four packets of gold paste, weighing 909.68 gram and valued around Rs 42 lakh, from a passenger who was trying to fly with the same to New Delhi.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel at Imphal airport recovered the four packets from a passenger who was identified as Mohammed Shereef, a resident of Kerala’s Kozhikode. Shereef was scheduled to fly from Imphal to New Delhi on an Air India flight on September 27.

According to an official statement, while frisking the passenger at the Imphal airport, the CISF personnel noticed the presence of metal inside the rectal cavity of the passenger. He was then taken from the security hold area for questioning but he could not “reply any satisfactory statement”.

The CISF officials then took him for an x-ray of his lower body and the report showed concealed metallic items inside his body cavity.

A top CISF official said that, later the passenger confessed and the passenger was handed over to Customs department for further action.

About Hemanta Kr Nath

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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