And finally… well-heeled



Customs officers who detained a woman after noticing her walking strangely allegedly found nearly two kilograms of gold in her shoes.

Officials at a customs post in eastern Siberia said the young woman detained at the Chinese border “unnaturally placed one foot in front of the other”, NDTV reports.

When she was searched, officials allegedly found eight gold ingots taped to the insoles of her shoes, weighing nearly 1.9 kilograms and worth around £61,000.

The ingots were not made legally and a criminal investigation has been opened.