A Sri Lankan national was arrested by the Customs authorities at the international airport here on Sunday after he was found smuggling a little over one kg of gold in various shapes in the rectum.
The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Customs caught Prasad Indika (43) after he landed here from Colombo by a Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL-133 in the afternoon.
Airport sources said the officials grew suspicious by his walking style and detained him for questioning.
During inquiry, it was found he had concealed the gold in his rectum. The concealed gold was in various shapes — in cylindrical form besides a couple of gold biscuits, a chain and a ring, sources said.
In all, 1,070 grams was seized from him.
The value of the contraband has been put at Rs. 28.19 lakh.
He was a frequent flyer to Chennai and Tiruchi, sources further said.
He had concealed 1,070 gms of gold in his rectum.
Further investigation is on. (The Hindu)