Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Man arrested for smuggling gold from Sharjah

Coimbatore: A 24-year-old MBA graduate from Kerala has been arrested at the city airport for smuggling gold worth Rs 1.15 crore into the country from Sharjah.
M Amalraj, of Ernakulam in Kerala, was lodged at the Coimbatore Central Prison under judicial custody on Tuesday.
According to an official source, officials attached to the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) had caught Amalraj four days ago when he flew down to the city from Sharjah by Air Arabia airlines.
He was found carrying a single piece of steel roller, which he said was moulded and weighed about 13.6kg. The passenger told officials that it was part of a steel rolling mill and he had brought it to get it polished and some other job work done. Taking him for a potential carrier, DRI officials, however, detained him and seized the steel roller from him.
04/07/18 Times of India