Soles, rectums, toilets: Smugglers are hiding gold everywhere

08-Mar-2017

Customs officials at Mumbai airport seized 12 gold bars worth Rs 36.45 lakh from an architectural supervisor. The gold weighed 100gm each. The accused had arrived from Singapore on March 6, 2017. According to a report in The Times of India, Thiruppathy Palaniyandy had stuck the gold bars to his soles. He did so with the aid of adhesive tapes, and then wore thick socks in an endeavour to try them to avoid detection. On being frisked, Customs found six gold bars stuck to each of his soles. The report added that Palaniyandy earns a monthly salary of Rs 1.5 lakh, and that he turned to the crime for extra bucks. Palaniyandy was booked for smuggling and later released on bail

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