Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a man for allegedly trying to smuggle jewelry and gold weighing up to 1 kg hidden in his rectum, BBC reported.
Officials from customs found 904 grams of gold with an estimated worth of about 4.5 million Sri Lankan rupees inside the suspect’s rectal cavity. The 45-year-old man was bound for India but was stopped at Colombo’s international airport.
Multiple cases have sprung up in the past as well. The smugglers buy gold in places like Dubai and Singapore where it is relatively cheaper and then bring it back to India to sell for profit. A customs officer told BBC Sinhala they spotted the man because “he was walking suspiciously”.
Metal detectors identified the hidden luggage “carefully packed in the polythene bags and neatly inserted”, a customs officer said. “Among that there were four yellow gold biscuits, three pieces of yellow gold, six yellow gold jewellery articles and two silver plated yellow gold jewellery articles,” a customs spokesperson said.
Last week a Sri Lankan female also travelling to India was caught by customs while trying to smuggle 314.5 grams of gold pieces concealed in her rectum.