Man swallows gold bits worth Rs 13 lakh, held at Coimbatore airport

A total of 20 gold bits, weighing 423 grams valued at Rs 13 lakh were retrieved this morning, Chief Customs Officer said. The passenger is stable and recovering, he said.

By: PTI | Coimbatore | Updated: October 23, 2017 8:57 pm
Gold Bits seized Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Gold bits seizure, Coimbatore airport, Coimbatore airport gold seized, Sri Lankan airways passenger gold bits seized, gold bits in abdomen, India news, Tamil Nadu news, Indian Express news Since the passenger admitted that he had swallowed the gold bits he was taken to nearby hospital where an X-Ray revealed the presence of the gold bits which were later recovered. (Source: ANI)

Customs department in the airport here has seized gold bits worth Rs 13 lakh from a Sri Lankan Airways passenger. The officials grew suspicious on the movement of the passenger Sathyaseelan who arrived from Colombo and on examination found the presence of metal in his abdomen on October 20, Chief Customs Officer, Sruinivas Rao told reporters here Monday.

Since the passenger admitted that he had swallowed the gold bits he was taken to nearby hospital, Rao said. The X-ray on pelvis portion revealed the presence of foreign body in the abdomen and Sathyaseelan was given laxative for smooth egress of gold balls, he said.

 

A total of 20 gold bits, weighing 423 grams valued at Rs 13 lakh were retrieved this morning, Rao said. The passenger is stable and recovering, he said.

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    manu
    Oct 23, 2017 at 9:39 pm
    Gold smuggling was common in the socialist era of 70s and 80s, now it is back again. We are moving backward not forwards. This is due to demonetisation and Adhaar
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      khan
      Oct 23, 2017 at 9:36 pm
      ... and that's where the mangal sutra came from!
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      1. S
        Sathya Parthaar
        Oct 23, 2017 at 11:30 pm
        That's a nasty hidden attack of Hindu religious practice...... Sathya
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