38 lakhs worth gold concealed in soap smuggling busted by police
Tiruchirappalli: A gold smuggling case was busted at Tiruchirappalli airport. The smugglers had allegedly carved out slots in soaps of a popular beauty brand and concealed gold jewellery worth Rs 38 lakh in a toilet soap bar. However their racket was busted by security personnel at the airport.
The video shared by a journalist is doing rounds on the internet, a person can be seen opening the carved out soap bars to unveil the hidden treasure of gold.
The event seems bizarre but there are many such creative ways in which smuggling has been carried out.
A former prison guard in England has been jailed after she was found to be smuggling drugs in her underwear. She was smuggling the drugs on behalf of an inmate, Wiltshire Police was quoted as saying by the BBC.
Earlier in January, a Chinese woman was summoned at the Delhi airport as she was smuggling the gold worth Rs 42.12 lakh in her rectum.
Even coronavirus couldn’t stop smuggling, According to report in the Times of India, customs officials said in several cases, they found labourers and people from the lower economic strata being used to smuggle gold or drugs in exchange for an airline ticket