Two passengers arrested by Customs officials trying to smuggle 250 gms gold paste and powder concealed in Pants and body parts

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

The Custom officials on Sunday caught two passengers landed at Kempegowda International airport trying to smuggle 250 grams of gold paste and powder concealed in pants and body parts .

Based on intelligence inputs,the officials intercepted two passengers at the airport soon after they arrived from Colombo.

A detailed probe and physical frisking led the officials to recover 74.5 grams of gold powder concealed in the pants while the other passenger had concealed egg shaped gold paste weighing 155.3 grams in rectum.

The officials suspect that the two passengers were part of the international gold racket and working as carriers .

The duo was supposed to hand over the gold to the contacts after the arrival.The officials are investigating to ascertain their network .