A plane passenger was caught smuggling gold nuggets in his bottom.

Gold Nuggets

Gold Nuggets

The unnamed Indian man was stopped by authorities after being spotted walking oddly at an airport in Kerala. It was discovered by the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) that he had over a kilogram of gold up his backside.

The man resorted to the strange measure as he did not want to pay tax on the gold.

Sharing the news on Facebook, the AIU wrote: "AIU Kannur seized 1470g gold in compound form (1316g extracted) from a passenger who arrived from Dubai by flight G8 4013.

"The gold was concealed in his rectum."