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Taiwanese band caught smuggling $3m worth of gold into S.Korea
mining.com ^ | 7/24/2013 | celia Jamasmie

Posted on 07/24/2013 10:43:21 AM PDT by pterional

South Korean custom officials caught Wednesday nine Taiwanese nationals who were allegedly smuggling 134 pounds (60.75 kilograms) worth of gold, hidden in their rectal cavities.

According to China Post, the suspects are accused of transforming US$3 million worth of gold bars into small beads and smuggling them into South Korea 11 times since May last year.

The group allegedly entered the country through Gimpo International Airport in western Seoul as Korea’s main gateway, the Incheon International Airport, has recently tighten controls.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: gold
Gold premiums must be high in South Korea.
1 posted on 07/24/2013 10:43:21 AM PDT by pterional
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To: pterional

Psy needs more bling, Gangnam style?


2 posted on 07/24/2013 10:44:15 AM PDT by humblegunner (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: pterional

Since when is a metal, contraband ??


3 posted on 07/24/2013 10:46:17 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: pterional

Thats 15 pounds each.


4 posted on 07/24/2013 10:47:04 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: pterional
"...has recently tighten controls."

Eeeewww... once you think about it, you can't un-think about it.

5 posted on 07/24/2013 10:48:10 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: pterional

So there really are people out there that can $hit gold.

Who knew?


6 posted on 07/24/2013 10:48:47 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: pterional
...Taiwanese nationals who were allegedly smuggling 134 pounds (60.75 kilograms) worth of gold, hidden in their rectal cavities.

What a bunch of A$$holes.............

7 posted on 07/24/2013 10:48:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: pterional

Haven’t we all, at some time or another, wished we had gold out the wazoo?


8 posted on 07/24/2013 10:49:30 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: pterional

Is this dirty gold now? Is it still worth $3 Million?

Or is this a new form of “Black Gold”?


9 posted on 07/24/2013 10:49:38 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: Red Badger
What a bunch of A$$holes.............

Aaaahhh! Good One. I like it.

10 posted on 07/24/2013 10:50:27 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: pterional

That wasn’t very smart. If the metal detectors can find a Swiss army knife, they can find 15 pounds of gold up your butt.


11 posted on 07/24/2013 10:54:15 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: pterional

WOW! $300K up each _______! 14 lbs. each! That couldn’t have been comfortable, LOL!


12 posted on 07/24/2013 10:58:49 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: pterional

How about making it up into jewelry and just wearing it? Yeah, that’s very real-looking costume jewelry.


13 posted on 07/24/2013 10:59:28 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: proxy_user

“Mr T” starter kit


14 posted on 07/24/2013 11:20:54 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“Pardon me, Chingo - are you naturally bow legged and walk funny or do you have 15 lbs. of gold up your whatoot?”


15 posted on 07/24/2013 11:21:01 AM PDT by George Varnum
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To: pterional

I guess it was a heavy metal band?


16 posted on 07/24/2013 11:30:48 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: driftdiver
Who in American doesn’t see by now that he is the worst possible person to have in high office?

... a heavy dump.

17 posted on 07/24/2013 11:41:50 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: pterional

I think they misunderstood the term “dumping gold”.


18 posted on 07/24/2013 11:47:22 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: driftdiver
"Thats 15 pounds each."

I call B.S. on that one!

19 posted on 07/24/2013 12:15:19 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: George from New England
Since when hasn't undeclared (currency, gold,etc) not been contraband?
20 posted on 07/24/2013 12:18:41 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: pterional

I’ll tell you what you can do with all that gold......


21 posted on 07/24/2013 12:20:29 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: pterional
smuggling 134 pounds (60.75 kilograms) worth of gold, hidden in their rectal cavities.

Wow, that's almost 15 lbs. per person.......With 15 lbs. of gold stuffed up your butt, you're going to walk pretty darn funny, especially after a long plane flight.

22 posted on 07/24/2013 12:29:06 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: pterional
Did you here about the smuggler hiding gold in a bodily orifice?

No...rectum?

Dang near killed’em!

23 posted on 07/24/2013 12:30:40 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: Ingtar
I guess it was a heavy metal band?
(insert guitar squeal instead of rimshot)
24 posted on 07/25/2013 5:55:48 AM PDT by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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