18 kg gold bars smuggled from Lanka seized in TN

By PTI Published on Jul 13, 2018 10:10 AM IST

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Chennai: Gold bars weighing around 18 kg, smuggled into the country from Sri Lanka, were seized in Pudukottai district and three persons arrested in this connection, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials have said.

On a tip-off, DRI sleuths intercepted a car proceeding to Chennai Thursday and recovered the 17.83 kg of gold bars from it and arrested two persons, a release from DRI said yesterday.

During interrogation, the accused confessed that the gold was being smuggled from Sri Lanka and they were transporting it to a recipient in Chennai "for a monetary consideration".

The DRI officials also apprehended the recipient here and are probing his role in the entire gamut of smuggling, it added.