Smuggling is neither new nor an unusual thing happening in India, though it certainly is illegal. What is new about the illegal act is the ingenious ways adopted by the smugglers these days to slip precious things in and out of the country. But the form of smuggling that custom officials discovered is nothing ordinary. As per the media reports, The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence recovered 1.850 kg of gold paste at the Hyderabad International Airport on July 22.
When the authorities extracted gold out of the paste after heating it with kerosene, a whopping 1120.780 grams of gold came out.
The estimated market value of this gold is Rs 34, 57, 606. The news went viral all over the country in no time, all thanks to the digital era we live in.
More than the quantity of the gold, or its market value, or even the innovative way in which it was being smuggled, what intrigued the internet was the picture of the gold paste. The same was shared on Twitter by a leading news agency. Check it out below:
#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) 22 July 2018
As can be seen, what is there in the above picture hardly looks like the gold we usually see. In fact, the paste above has an uncanny resemblance with poop. And this is what tickled the funny bone of the social media users. In response to the above tweet, people came up with all sorts of hilarious reactions. We have listed the funniest of them for you below. Take a look:
Yeh Tao tatti hai… pic.twitter.com/Q0f5zngsdg
— Masala Dosa (@MasalaDosa_) 22 July 2018
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) 22 July 2018
I’ll never be able to look at gold in the same way 🙈
— See Ma (@iGeekyChic) 22 July 2018
Gold shit 💩
— Snehil Singh 🇮🇳 (@snehils1994) 22 July 2018
Ye sab jhooth hai ask sambit Patra and he will reveal the truth that gau ke gobar me asli Sona milta hai 😂
— khan fahim (@jungledukes) 22 July 2018
Tatti ke bhesh me Sona.🤔🤔🤔🤔
— Harsh Kumar (@Harsh_Kumar3) 22 July 2018
Astonishing and amazing how people do smuggling nowadays! Hats off to the innovators!!
— Anti-stupid (@AbhimanyuKohli) 22 July 2018
recovered from his..?
— awdahb idom (@idom_awdahb) 22 July 2018
Me to engagement bhi silver ring se Karunga ab to
— The Unassertive (@An_Atlantean) 22 July 2018
Shit can be golden https://t.co/RwzK01py1U
— Ahsan (@sofiahsan) 22 July 2018
Also looking at the shape of it, I wonder where was the paste stored ? https://t.co/55oGBZ9mj5
— Bakwas Rider 🏍️ (Wear helmet at the back also) (@BakwasRadio) 22 July 2018
Next time ur girl asks for any gold jewellery show her how gold paste looks like https://t.co/iGkE9ILkXl
— आई झवली (@DedhShanaa) 22 July 2018
What’s going on in your mind after seeing the picture of the seized gold paste?