Airport security manages to spot all kinds of things, from rare animals to strange weapons, hidden in passengers’ bags.
But this piece of contraband sets a completely new standard in smuggling. A gold standard, if you will.
Revenue intelligence officials at Hyderabad Airport, also known as Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, in Telangana, India, stopped one passenger who was trying to smuggle gold in an strange, semi-liquid form.
And it looks like, well, you’ll get the picture as soon as you see it.
#Telangana: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence recovered 1.850 kg gold paste from a passenger at Hyderabad International airport, yesterday. Total of 1120.780 grams of gold was extracted from the gold paste valued at Rs Rs 34,57,606. pic.twitter.com/OyoxEFFN87
— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2018
The gold paste, even though it looks like human waste to put it politely, contained over a kilo (1120.780 grams) of actual gold, the Economic Times reported. The paste is reported to have a market value of 34,57,606 Indian rupees, or over $50,000 USD.
This ‘gold paste’ which looks like sh*t is winning the internet because people cannot seem to get enough of it ?? pic.twitter.com/fnuN3bLzBQ
— Indiatimes (@indiatimes) July 23, 2018