Two Men Caught Smuggling Gold Into Airport Under Their Wigs

Posted by Abdul Rafay in News On 27th March 2021
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Officials found 698 grams of gold paste concealed under the suspects' suspicious wigs when they were apprehended at Chennai International Airport on Sunday. The crooks had black cash packets and gold paste stuck to their heads.

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Under their wigs, two men were captured attempting to smuggle gold and cash through an airport.

Because of their suspicious hairstyles,' a customs officer stopped the pair as they attempted to leave.

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Officials found gold paste packets weighing 698 grams hidden in the synthetic hair after a closer inspection.

When the wigs were peeled back, black packets stuffed with cash and gold were found stuck to the men's heads.

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Gold was also discovered concealed in their socks and rectum.

As the crooks looked on, red-faced, the money, along with chunks of gold, was pictured spread out on the counter.

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After arrival in Chennai, India, Magroob Akbarali and Zubair Hassan Rafiyutheen were both arrested in the terminal.

Officials from the Chennai International Airport in southern India said they confiscated gold and foreign currency worth a total of $382,943, or £278,000, on March 21.

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Officials said in a statement that 5.55 kg of gold had been confiscated from passengers arriving from and departing Gulf countries at Chennai airport in the last two days.

The gold was concealed under wigs, in passengers' socks, and their rectums, among other places.

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Six people have been arrested for attempting to smuggle gold into the country.

Anbazhagan, a 24-year-old Villupuram man, was also apprehended at the Chennai airport's exit earlier on Saturday.

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Four packets of gold paste weighing 1.5 kg were discovered in his socks and stitched inside his underwear during his search.

Indigo Flight 6E 66 was searched in another case, and eight gold bars with foreign markings weighing 933 grams were said to have been discovered inside a cloth bag concealed in a hollow pipe under the plane's seat.

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