The smuggled gold hidden in a passenger's mouth.


Gold worth Dh20k seized from Dubai passenger’s mouth


DUBAI – Two Uzbek nationals who flew from Dubai to India have been arrested after Delhi Customs found a total of 95 grams of gold that they hid in their mouth.

Customs officers found the smuggled gold in the suspects’ mouths shortly after they arrived from Dubai. The smugglers tried to hide the gold in the form of dentures and a chain.

The incident happened last August 28 at Indira Gandhi International Airport, according to reports quoting Customs Air Intelligence Unit on Monday (September 14).

Officers said the men acted suspiciously as they passed through customs with nothing to declare. During a search, officers found the gold worth $5,500 (Dh20,200) in their mouths.

On the same day, two Indian passengers arriving in Delhi on a FlyDubai flight were caught carrying a brown paste that contained 560g of gold worth $32,200 (Dh118,200).

The smuggled gold was hidden in the men’s shirt collar and cuffs. The suspects, from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, have been arrested. ICA/Expat Media

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