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Airline passenger arrested for hiding gold in rectum to evade tax in India



This seems like a painful way to avoid taxes.

A man was arrested at Kannur Airport in Kerala, India, earlier this week after airport officials found more than 2 pounds (972 grams) of flattened gold hidden in his rectum, according to recent reports.

Airport aviation intelligence officials (AIU) removed the gold from where it was hidden, the agency tweeted on Tuesday.

The man flew to Kerala from Dubai on a GoAir flight, The National reported.

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According to the news service in India, there is an 18% tax on gold. The 972 grams of gold the man tried to import into the country cost about $ 60,000, according to the New York Post.

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However, this was not the only smuggled gold on the flight from Dubai. According to another tweet, AIU officials also found just over 3 pounds (1

,470 grams) of gold in another passenger.

Officials did not explain where the other smuggled gold was hidden.

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According to The National, a third man was caught trying to smuggle gold into India on Wednesday – this time in underwear.

A man who flew to India from Dubai this week tried to smuggle more than 2 kilograms of gold into the country by hiding it in his rectum.  (iStock)

A man who flew to India from Dubai this week tried to smuggle more than 2 kilograms of gold into the country by hiding it in his rectum. (iStock)

The passenger – who flew to Kozhikode or Calicut from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates – was found with less than a pound of gold, the website said.

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