Kochi: In a hilarious incident, a man in Kochi was caught in the airport after trying to smuggle 1 kg of gold by hiding it under his wig. The man was identified as Noushad, a native of Malappuram in Kerala.
The man tried to hide the smuggled gold in a compound by going the extra mile as he shaved a major portion of his head to make room for the gold compound under his wig yesterday.
The smuggler was travelling from Sharjah to Kerala when the authorities grew suspicious of his huge bulge in his head, and caught him in the Kochi airport. Cochin Unit of Customs got a tip-off beforehand after which they did a thorough verification thus apprehending the suspect.
It may be mentioned that another such incident occurred in July when a man tried smuggling cocaine worth Rs. 24 lakh under his wig at Barcelona airport in Spain.