Sri Lankan gold smugglers arrested at Indian Airport

Sri Lankan gold smugglers arrested at Indian Airport

Sri Lankan gold smugglers arrested at Indian Airport

Written by Staff Writer

23 Nov, 2021 | 11:01 am

Bangalore; Eight women and two men, part of an international gold smuggling ring, were intercepted by Indian customs sleuths at Kempegowda International Airport last weekend, said the Times of India.

They landed from Sri Lanka with gold, weighing over 3kg and worth a whopping Rs 15 Million (Indian Currency).

The gang had planned to hand over the gold to some accomplices in the city. said the TOI.

According to sources in the air intelligence unit of customs, around 150 passengers arrived in Bengaluru on Saturday night on Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL 171 from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport.

When they were being checked at the terminal, customs sleuths noticed a group of women acting in a suspicious manner and intercepted them for questioning.

The gold paste form was retrieved and weighed to establish that the gang was carrying around 3kg of the precious metal, said the Times of India adding that a police probe is underway to ascertain the group’s links in Bangalore.

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