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* India Customs arrests two Sri Lankans smuggling over nearly 3 kg of gold bars
Sun, Apr 16, 2017, 07:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 16, Mumbai: Indian Custom officials have arrested two Sri Lankan nationals at Mumbai international airport for allegedly trying to smuggle gold bars worth over Rs 8.7 million into the country.

The officials arrested Jameer Wahid (42) and Althaf Hameed, both holding Sri Lankan passports when they arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai from Dubai by an Emirates Airlines flight in the wee hours of Sunday, PTI reported.

"The duo was intercepted at the arrival hall of the airport. Wahid's personal search resulted in the recovery of 13 gold bars weighing 1,516 grams valued at Rs 4,548,000.

"Similarly, 12 gold bars weighing 1399 grams valued at Rs 4,197,000 were recovered from Hameed," the official said.

"The duo had concealed the gold bars in their rectums," he said.

Both the passengers are residents of Puttalam district in Sri Lanka. They are frequent fliers to India and were involved in trading of textile material, ready-made garments and cosmetics.

 


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