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Friday, 22 January 2016 - 14:07
Two held smuggling gold from Sri Lanka to India
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A Bid To Smuggle 8.3 kg Gold From Sri Lanka Foiled. Gold bars weighing 8.325 kg valued at `Indian Rupees 22.1 million, allegedly smuggled into the country from Sri Lanka, were seized in Tamil Nadu.

Based on a tip-off that gold bars were being smuggled from Sri Lanka to India by boat through the coastal villages of Nagapattinam district, the Chennai Zonal Unit of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence gathered further intelligence information.

During the early hours yesterday, the Revenue Intelligence officers intercepted a car near Valavanthankottai toll gate and the two passengers in the car admitted to transporting smuggled gold.

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