At times, people get creative in committing crimes but the officials are always alert enough to prevent them from committing the crimes. On Sunday, six persons were arrested by Chennai Airport custom department officials while attempting to smuggle gold and foreign currency hidden under their wig. These people tried to hide more than 1 kg of gold under their wig at Chennai airport. They were caught after their hairstyles looked suspicious.
The officials revealed that Magroob Akbarali (39) of Ramanathapuram and Zubair Hassan Rafiyutheen (26) of Chennai were intercepted at the exit since their hairstyles looked suspicious. After a thorough examination, the officials found that they wore wigs and had partly tonsured heads. Two gold paste packets weighing 698 grams were found concealed under their wigs.
On Friday, Syed Ahamedulla (22) of Ramnathapuram, Santhosh Selvam (33) of Salem, and Abdullah (35) of Chennai were also arrested for concealing gold in their wigs when they landed from Dubai and Sharjah.
A total of 5.5 kilograms of gold worth Rs 2.53 crore and foreign currency worth Rs 24 lakh has been seized by the authorities on Sunday. A case has been registered and the investigation is underway.
Source: The New Indian Express