Two airline passengers are arrested for smuggling TWO KILOS of gold bars in their rectums after Sri Lanka customs officials notice their 'suspicious movements'
Customs officials have arrested two airline passengers in Sri Lanka for allegedly trying to smuggle 20 gold bars inside their rectums.
The pair, aged 24 and 32, caught the officials' attention as they were noticed walking 'suspiciously', according to a report in Ada Derana.
The suspect smugglers had arrived at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), near Colombo, yesterday, when they were intercepted because of their 'suspicious movements'.After they were stopped and had their bottoms scanned, gold bars were allegedly found concealed in their rectal cavities.
One person was found hiding eight gold bars, while the second suspected smuggler had 12 bars in his rectum. With each bar weighing around 100g, they had a combined weight of two kilos of gold.
Their total value is an estimated £61,000 (13 million Sri Lankan rupees).
Customs officials said that the pair, residents of Hambantota, Southern Province in Sri Lanka, had arrived from Singapore and Chennai.