Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Singapore resident held with 12 gold bars at airport

The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officers on March 6 intercepted a man who tried to smuggle 12 gold bars into the country, at Mumbai Airport. He had tied the gold bars to his heels with the help of adhesive and two socks. A case has been registered against the alleged smuggler, Thiruppathy Palaniyandy. Palaniyandy, an architectural supervisor by profession, had acquired the gold from Singapore, where is was employed, and was supposed to deliver it to someone in Mumbai.

Palaniyandy, whose home town is Sathiyamangalam in Pudukkottai district in Tamil Nadu, had arrived from Singapore by Air India flight AI 343. The gold bars seized from him weighed around 100 grams each.

An AIU official informed The Asian Age that Palaniyandy earns Rs 150000 per month. He admitted that the gold he was carrying belonged to a person named Mr Muru of Singapore and he was going to hand it over to someone in Mumbai.
08/03/17 The Asian Age

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