Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport: The DRI (Directorate of Revenue Intelligence) seized 5.5 kilograms of Gold worth Rs. 2.1 crore from 7 people, who were later arrested by the police on September 28, 2019.
The 7 people had the gold paste that was placed inside capsules.
Some of the capsules that the DRI recovered were swallowed by the passengers and were removed through the rectum of the suspects.
Authorities arrested 6 men and a woman, who are all from Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra at the Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport in Indore.
The 7 suspects smuggled the gold into the country from Dubai.
According to the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, the street value of the gold is around 2.1 crores.
In order to get pass through the metal detectors, the 7 suspects converted the gold to a paste and concealed it in plastic covers.
According to Times of India, the suspects arrived in Indore via Air India Flight #904 and were on their way to Mumbai through a connecting flight.
The gold was supposed to be brought to a local market in Mumbai and would have been sold without any official receipt.
The 7 people were arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence under the Customs Act 1962.
The police are currently trying to arrest other people who are linked in smuggling gold into the country.