The passenger landed in India on Sunday morning on a Sri Lankan Airways flight and caught the attention of customs officials because of the way he walked. The passenger, according to New Indian Express, walked 'awkwardly' and was seen rushing through the green customs channel meant for flyers who have no dutiable goods to declare. He then confessed that he had swallowed gold biscuits safely wrapped inside polythene to prevent digestion.
Officials had initially suspected he was carrying cocaine, not gold, The Hindu quoted sources.
The passenger was sent to King George Hospital in Vizag where X-ray showed 14 gold biscuits lodged inside his intestine. Doctors, however, didn't have to operate on the man to take out the gold biscuits as nature did its job.
The 54-year-old smuggler, whose condition is said to be stable, will be handed over to customs officials for further interrogation.
Smuggling gold inside your rectum isn't completely unheard of. Last month, a 45-year-old Sri Lankan national flying to India was caught at Colombo Airport trying to smuggle about 1 kilo of gold in his rectum.
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