Man Arrested In Kerala For Smuggling Gold Inside N-95 Face Mask

Man Kerala Smuggling Gold Inside Face Mask
by Suchismita Pal
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The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the creative sides of a large number of people worldwide. We have come across stories like cafe introducing pool hats for social distancing, priest sprinkling holy water with water gun and loads more. This gold heister, too, coming to India from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) got innovative with his smuggling technique. He concealed 40 grams of the expensive metal inside his N-95 mask. But his trick failed. The Air Intelligence Unit arrested him at Kerala’s Kozhikode International Airport (CCJ).

Man Kerala Smuggling Gold Inside Face Mask

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Man Smuggles 40 Grams Of Gold Worth ₹2 Lakhs Inside N-95 Face Mask

Gold smugglers often devise out-of-the-box techniques to illegally transport the yellow metal. And a man named Ammar was nabbed in Kerala’s Kozhikode airport for hiding 40 grams of gold inside his N-95 mask. Amar hails from Bhatkal in Karnataka and he reached Kerala via a flight from Dubai in the evening of September 29. The customs seized 40 grams of gold from him costing around ₹2 lakhs.

Man Kerala Smuggling Gold Inside Face Mask

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As per TOI reports, a Customs official at the airport said, “It is the first time we are seeing such concealment tactics and it shows that smugglers try to exploit every possibility, even the one provided by the Covid-19 crisis.” Meanwhile, Coimbatore-based goldsmith Radhakrishnan Sundaram Acharya made masks with gold and silver threads.

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Milkman Caught For Carrying Liquor Inside Milk Containers

In another incident, the cops in Delhi had arrested a man for carrying alcohol inside milk containers. The incident took place at the beginning of April when selling of alcohol was prohibited in the country due to the coronavirus lockdown. According to news reports, the accused had bought liquor for his cousin’s birthday party. He had somehow ‘managed’ to get it, as most of the shops are closed due to lockdown. Somewhere post-midnight, one of the police vehicles noticed the milkman making his way through one of the most high-security areas in Delhi: the road near Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President’s House).

Man Kerala Smuggling Gold Inside Face Mask

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Amid the lockdown restrictions, incidents like these are hilarious indeed. Meanwhile, let’s cool off your stresses with this 24-carat gold ice-cream from De Jag’s:

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