Air­port smug­glers are gold-fin­gered

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TWO fe­male smug­glers have been caught try­ing to sneak 4kg of gold through cus­toms in their KNICKERS.

One woman – San­taletchmi Su­pera­ma­niam, 41 – was stopped and ques­tioned by of­fi­cials af­ter they be­came sus­pi­cious when she said she had come from Sin­ga­pore to Mum­bai for a day’s shop­ping.

Dur­ing ques­tion­ing, she told of­fi­cers about her ac­com­plice, Mag­is­vary Jaira­man, 59, from Sin­ga­pore, who had al­ready passed through the cus­toms de­part­ment.

Jaira­man was stopped while leav­ing the air­port and both ladies were asked to pass through a metal de­tec­tor, which re­vealed the hid­den gold.

An of­fi­cial said the Sin­ga­pore-based han­dler – who was later also ar­rested – would of­ten use women who looked like high-pro­file ex­ecs or from wealthy fam­i­lies, to avoid sus­pi­cion.

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