Passengers trying to smuggle $50 GRAM of the gross-looking ‘gold medal’ by India airport

A passenger in Hyderabad Airport tried to smuggle gold in the form of the paste by the safety of the airport.


Airport security manages to spot all kinds of things, from rare animals to foreign weapons, hidden in passenger bags.

But this piece of contraband sets a completely new standard in smuggling. A gold standard, if you will.

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The revenue intelligence officials at Hyderabad Airport, also known as Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Telangana, India, stopped a passenger who tried to smuggle gold in a strange, semi-liquid form.

And it seems, well, you get the picture as soon as you see it.

#Telangana: the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence recovered 1.850 kg gold medal of a passenger at Hyderabad International airport, yesterday. In total 1120.780 grams of gold was mined from the gold medal valued at Rs Rs 34,57,606.

— ANI (@ANI) July 22, 2018

The golden paste, even though it looks like human waste to the polite, contain more than a kilogram (1120.780 grams) of gold, the Economic Times reported. The pasta is reported to have a market value of 34,57,606 Indian rupees or more than $50,000 USD.

This ‘gold slice’ that looks like sh*t is winning the internet, because people can’t seem to get enough of the ??

— Indiatimes (@indiatimes) July 23, 2018

I will never be able to look at the gold in the same way ?

— See Ma (@iGeekyChic) July 22, 2018

I can’t believe that I have the flushing of millions of dollars for the years wtf

— closed pony (@molly7anne) July 23, 2018

so charge him with the duty and let him go?

— anuradha_dighe (@anuradha_dighe) July 22, 2018

According to The Art of Jewelry, the paste is heated with kerosene in order to extract the gold. But people on the internet are especially fascinated by this unique form of precious metals.

They say that glitters is not gold, but apparently a number of luxurious, brown bagger.

This article originally appeared on the Travel + Leisure.

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