Mumbai : The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) on Sunday arrested two Sri Lankan passengers for smuggling 25 gold bars from Dubai.
42-year-old Jameer Abdul Wahid and 48-year-old Althaf Sahul Hameed arrived from Dubai by the Emirates Airlines flight EK508 and were intercepted in the arrival hall of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
Their personal search resulted in the recovery of 25 gold bars weighing 2915 grams valued at Rs. 87,45,000.
The said gold bars were concealed in the rectum of their body.
They are frequent fliers to India and are in trading activities in textile material, readymade garments and cosmetics.
Earlier on April 14, the AIU officers intercepted one passenger named Sayed Noorulameen, 26-year-old, a resident of Karnataka’s Bhatkal, who had arrived from Dubai by Gulf Airways flight GF 64 on suspicion that he was concealing gold in person.
Upon interception, he was found carrying one hand operated Juicer. (ANI)