Tuesday, August 07, 2018

CBI crackdown on gold smuggling: 3 customs officers arrected from Trichy airport

Trichy: CBI officials on Monday arrested three Customs officers, including the Assistant Commissioner of Customs, from Trichy airport after reports suggested that the three were aiding the smuggling of gold in and out of the airport.

The staff at the airport has also been questioned by a team of 10 CBI officials from Chennai.

On Sunday afternoon, a CBI team, led by the Superintendent of Police (CBI), Michael Raj, questioned passengers who had arrived in Trichy from Singapore. After the passengers alighted from the Air India Express flight, around 70 passengers were stopped by the CBI after the team received a tip-off.

Out of the 70 passengers, the CBI team have detained 29 people, including 8 women, for further questioning in connection with the smuggling.
06/08/18 News Minute