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Priest Disguises Gold Bars as Chocolate to Evade Customs Duty

Priest Disguises Gold Bars as Chocolate to Evade Customs Duty


A priest was caught at customs in India with $12,000 worth of gold disguised as Swiss chocolate

A priest was caught attempting to sneak through customs with several bars of gold disguised in chocolate wrappers.

Customs officials at Cochin International Airport in India fined a priest last week for attempting to evade paying taxes on 300 grams of gold by disguising it as chocolate.

The Catholic priest, 59, was traveling to India from a parish in Switzerland, where he had been working. He brought with him three 100-gram gold ingots, which were wrapped up to look like bars of Swiss chocolate, The Local reported. He attempted to walk through customs without declaring the $12,000 worth of gold.

Customs agents noticed the priest acting suspiciously, so they inspected his bags and found the contraband.

The priest was not arrested, but he was fined about $1,200 — the normal 10 percent customs duty. Officials are looking into whether the priest has been involved in other instances of smuggling gold, according to The Hindu.


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Join us for an unforgettable amble through this reimagined 1840s Greek Revival home filled with spaces revitalized for modern living. We promise endless inspiration from more than a dozen talented designers, served with a great big helping of inimitable Southern charm.

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Join us for an unforgettable amble through this reimagined 1840s Greek Revival home filled with spaces revitalized for modern living. We promise endless inspiration from more than a dozen talented designers, served with a great big helping of inimitable Southern charm.

Easy evenings sipping sweet tea in the cool air are made even more enjoyable (and stylish) by Charlotte Lucas, who shaped a porch that's the envy of the neighborhood. A painted floor enlivened with a Greek-key pattern sets the stage for inviting seating areas. "I didn't want to simply line the porch with rockers," the Charlotte designer says. "There needed to be seating versatile to any occasion." To that end, she created a dining nook anchored by a comfy Woodard love seat. Schumacher's "Yangtze River" fabric lends a satisfying pop of contemporary color in a traditional package while lanterns from Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights mesh with classic columns.


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Join us for an unforgettable amble through this reimagined 1840s Greek Revival home filled with spaces revitalized for modern living. We promise endless inspiration from more than a dozen talented designers, served with a great big helping of inimitable Southern charm.

Easy evenings sipping sweet tea in the cool air are made even more enjoyable (and stylish) by Charlotte Lucas, who shaped a porch that's the envy of the neighborhood. A painted floor enlivened with a Greek-key pattern sets the stage for inviting seating areas. "I didn't want to simply line the porch with rockers," the Charlotte designer says. "There needed to be seating versatile to any occasion." To that end, she created a dining nook anchored by a comfy Woodard love seat. Schumacher's "Yangtze River" fabric lends a satisfying pop of contemporary color in a traditional package while lanterns from Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights mesh with classic columns.


Inviting Front Porch

Join us for an unforgettable amble through this reimagined 1840s Greek Revival home filled with spaces revitalized for modern living. We promise endless inspiration from more than a dozen talented designers, served with a great big helping of inimitable Southern charm.

Easy evenings sipping sweet tea in the cool air are made even more enjoyable (and stylish) by Charlotte Lucas, who shaped a porch that's the envy of the neighborhood. A painted floor enlivened with a Greek-key pattern sets the stage for inviting seating areas. "I didn't want to simply line the porch with rockers," the Charlotte designer says. "There needed to be seating versatile to any occasion." To that end, she created a dining nook anchored by a comfy Woodard love seat. Schumacher's "Yangtze River" fabric lends a satisfying pop of contemporary color in a traditional package while lanterns from Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights mesh with classic columns.


Inviting Front Porch

Join us for an unforgettable amble through this reimagined 1840s Greek Revival home filled with spaces revitalized for modern living. We promise endless inspiration from more than a dozen talented designers, served with a great big helping of inimitable Southern charm.

Easy evenings sipping sweet tea in the cool air are made even more enjoyable (and stylish) by Charlotte Lucas, who shaped a porch that's the envy of the neighborhood. A painted floor enlivened with a Greek-key pattern sets the stage for inviting seating areas. "I didn't want to simply line the porch with rockers," the Charlotte designer says. "There needed to be seating versatile to any occasion." To that end, she created a dining nook anchored by a comfy Woodard love seat. Schumacher's "Yangtze River" fabric lends a satisfying pop of contemporary color in a traditional package while lanterns from Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights mesh with classic columns.


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Join us for an unforgettable amble through this reimagined 1840s Greek Revival home filled with spaces revitalized for modern living. We promise endless inspiration from more than a dozen talented designers, served with a great big helping of inimitable Southern charm.

Easy evenings sipping sweet tea in the cool air are made even more enjoyable (and stylish) by Charlotte Lucas, who shaped a porch that's the envy of the neighborhood. A painted floor enlivened with a Greek-key pattern sets the stage for inviting seating areas. "I didn't want to simply line the porch with rockers," the Charlotte designer says. "There needed to be seating versatile to any occasion." To that end, she created a dining nook anchored by a comfy Woodard love seat. Schumacher's "Yangtze River" fabric lends a satisfying pop of contemporary color in a traditional package while lanterns from Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights mesh with classic columns.


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