A smuggler was caught with 0.972 kg of gold worth £46,000 (59,555.05 USD) in his bottom after customs officers spotted his unusual walk at an airport in India.
The man was travelling on a GoAir flight from Dubai into Kerala’s Kannur airport and had hidden the stash of gold inside his own body to avoid paying the 18 per cent tax.
It is believed he had been walking awkwardly and was stopped and checked as a result where the gold was discovered by officials from the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU), who also shared images of the precious metal which had been recovered.
However, they did not reveal how he concealed the metal, The National reported.
They were the latest in a number of seizures of gold being smuggled into the country from Arabic states.
Officials have said hiding the metal in the body is rare, and most people try and bring the gold in other objects.
Gold has been found in chocolate boxes, purses, umbrellas, pens and toothpaste. One person had even lined their underwear with the precious metal.