Friday, December 31, 2021

4 arrested for smuggling gold worth 1cr

Coimbatore: Officials with the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence have nabbed four passengers at the city airport for smuggling more than 2.2kg gold worth 1.1 crore from Sharjah.

They said the four were carriers and had visited Sharjah five days ago. One of the officials identified the arrested as Sagubar Sadiq Syed Mohamed, Nasardeen Mohamed Thambi, Kaleel Raghuman Mustafa and Thasthakeer Kajamytheen, all natives of Ramanathapuram district.

“They flew down to the city from Sharjah on Air Arabia flight on Wednesday early morning. Based on a specific intelligence, we detained them for questioning and recovered the gold that was concealed in their rectum and trousers,” the official said. “The four had travelled to Sharjah on tourist visas. They spent a few days there and returned with 2.2kg gold. They haven’t revealed the identity of the receiver. They were let off on conditional bail.” 

31/12/21 Times of India

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