Kolkata, Dec 27 (PTI) Customs officials detained a passenger at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBIA) today for allegedly trying to smuggle gold by carrying the yellow metal in his stomach.Also Read - THIS City Will Start Door-to-door Vaccination Drive Soon. Details Here

The passenger, a resident of Delhi, arrived at Kolkata from Bangkok by a morning flight, customs officials said. Also Read - Bucket List These Lesser-Known Road Trip Destinations to Explore With Your Squad This Friendship Day

Scanners detected the metal in his stomach while he was passing through the green channel and he was detained for interrogation, an official said. Also Read - 100 Engineers, 500 Postgraduates Among 8,000 Applicants For 6 Lab Assistant Posts at Kolkata Hospital Morgue

The passenger, during interrogation, said that he had swallowed a gold chain before boarding the flight to Kolkata, the official said.

The passenger was given laxatives for smooth egress of the gold chain, the official added.

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