The ideas stunk and went down the drain once it proved to be a real pain in the….
A Sri Lankan man had better get used to such jokes because once wind of his foiled plot gets out, there will be endless ribbing over his failed plan to sneak gold into India by cramming 2.2 pounds(!) of gold up his behind, Yahoo News reports.
In what is being reported as a “bum rap,” customs officials at Columbo Airport noticed “suspicious movements” coming from the man. Considering what he was hauling in the trunk, it is a miracle that he could have any movements at all.
We are told that “The suspect was carrying 904.77 grams of gold worth 4.5 million rupees ($29,577).” That is a very large sum of gold to transport by any means.
“The gold was wrapped in plastic bags inserted into his rectum,” customs spokesman Sunil Jayarathne said before admitting “This is not the first such detection and this is a common method of smuggling.”
It may not be uncommon but it certainly must be uncomfortable.
One has to wonder how many times things like this happen and no one gets caught. There seems to be very little shock or outrage from those who know the business well, so we must take customs experts at their word when we are told that smugglers do not shy away from this method of transport.
Gold is expected to see a huge rise according to most forecasters, and the uptick is expected to happen sooner rather than later. This means that people are going to take greater risks than ever when it comes to smuggling, transferring, and otherwise dealing in the precious metal.
Currently, gold is selling for close to what it costs to mine it. History has shown us that this won’t last forever. Silver is another metal thought to be going up soon.
However, it seems to be going up in other ways and whoever the smugger was certainly got the bad end of the deal.
Source: Yahoo News