3 Held in Nagpur for Smuggling Gold Biscuits

The trio were arrested for trying to smuggle gold biscuits worth over Rs 37 lakh which they had hidden in their rectum, police said.

Published: 27th August 2015 12:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2015 12:57 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NAGPUR: Three persons, including a woman, were arrested here for allegedly trying to smuggle gold biscuits worth over Rs 37 lakh which they had hidden in their rectum, police said today.

The precious metal was seized from the trio near Nagpur railway station yesterday, they said.

Interestingly, the three accused had managed to escape detection at the Central Excise and Customs checks at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, where they had arrived on a flight from Sharjah.

However, acting on a tip-off, Crime Branch nabbed Shaikh Jilani Abdul Kadar (38), a Mumbai resident, and Ranwala Mohd Hussain Yusuf Ali (46) and Ruksana Mohd Hussain Ali Rangwala (39), both from Thane, near the railway station where they were headed to catch a Mumbai-bound train.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Shrikant Tarwade and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detection) Ranjan Kumar Sharma told reporters here last evening that each of the accused had concealed two packets containing four gold biscuits in the rectum.

A preliminary search after the Crime Branch team had nabbed the trio did not yield the smuggled item and it was only upon a thorough physical search using a metal detector that the metal was traced in the body cavity.

In all, 12 gold biscuits worth about Rs 37.80 lakh were recovered from them, police said, adding that they have also seized the passports of the three accused.

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