Imphal, Sep 29 : The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel recovered four packets of gold paste, weighing 909.68 gram and valued around Rs 42 lakh from a passenger at Imphal Airport in Manipur on Monday, said in a statement.
The passenger was identified as Mohammed Shereef who is a resident of Kerala's Kozhikode, and he was scheduled to fly from Imphal to Delhi on an Air India flight on Monday afternnon.
According to the statement, while frisking the passenger CISF Sub-Inspector B Dilli noticed the presence of metal inside the rectal cavity of the passenger.
After noticing the presence of metal inside the rectal cavity, the passenger was taken from the security hold area for questioning but he could not reply any satisfactory statement.
The CISF officials then took him for an X-Ray of his lower body and the report showed concealed metallic items inside his body cavity.
A top CISF official said that, later the passenger confessed and the passenger was handed over to Customs department for further action.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)