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A man has been arrested by Sri Lankan customs authorities after being spotted attempting to smuggle, with 'difficulty', close to a kilo of gold hidden in his rectum.

The 45-year-old India-bound passenger was seen behaving 'suspiciously' in the departure lounge of Colombo airport, spokesman Sunil Jayaratne said.

'He was called for a thorough screening after customs officers noticed him walking with difficulty and appearing to be in pain,' Mr Jayaratne said.

A close examination revealed the man was hiding 904 grams of gold wrapped in black plastic sheets, including seven yellow 'biscuits' and six chains, he said.

The haul was worth more than $37,000.

Mr Jayaratne said the contraband was seized and the man fined 100,000 rupees - around $1948.

The suspect was described as a courier for an organised smuggling ring.:stars:

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6 minutes ago, CAT3508 said:

The suspect was described as a courier for an organised smuggling ring.

 

Probably not any more.  I suspect he's going to have to find a new line of "work".  

 

Not exactly the goose that laid the golden egg, was he?

 

John

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It would have been cheaper and less painful to just pay the customs fee, dumbass.^_^

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16 minutes ago, brett said:

dumbass

 

I think he'd have preferred to be a numb-ass.

 

John

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Fortunately nobody's scraped the paint off the ATWC baton . . . :whis:

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It's too light to have gold in it, but...

 

I suspect it was X-rayed to a fair-thee-well when originally sent to Blighty, but probably not in its many round-the-world travels since.

 

John

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The baton has so many miles in its log book I wouldn't be surprised if it hasn't travelled the equivalent miles of to the moon and back.

 

Get to grips with the baton at the Flight Simulator Show this weekend, it's our star attraction! :D 

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18 hours ago, allardjd said:

It's too light to have gold in it, but...

 

I suspect it was X-rayed to a fair-thee-well when originally sent to Blighty, but probably not in its many round-the-world travels since.

 

John

You’re probably thinking of the decoy baton ...

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