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Golden teeth! 1kg of gold recovered from mouths of two Dubai passengers


Two Uzbekistan passengers from Dubai have recently been arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport for allegedly smuggling gold. 

In a post on Twitter, Delhi Customs said that the two passengers were caught hiding 951 grams of gold in form of dentures and a metallic chain. 

“Officers of Customs AIU, IGI Airport apprehended 2 Uzbeki nationals on 28/8 night coming from Dubai in the Green Channel. On search, 951 gms gold in form of dentures and a metallic chain was recovered from their oral cavity,” it wrote.

The value of gold in their mouths is valued at AED18,000. 

On the same day, authorities have apprehended an Indian passenger from Muscat who smuggled almost 2 kg of gold in his pockets. 

“On 28th night, officers of AIU, IGIA stopped 1 Indian pax coming from Muscat on basis of profiling. Upon detailed search, 1801 gms of gold in form of brown paste was recovered from concealed pockets in his jeans. His receiver was also nabbed from outside airport,” the tweet read. 

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