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Kovai Trio Held with 54 kg Gold

The International Airport Police seized 54 kg of gold biscuits worth `16.52 crore from suspected smuggler trio, who arrived here by a Jet Airways flight on Saturday.

Published: 23rd February 2014 07:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2014 08:45 AM   |  A+A-

The International Airport Police seized 54 kg of gold biscuits worth `16.52 crore from suspected smuggler trio, who arrived here by a Jet Airways flight on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off, police checked the three accused and found that they were smuggling gold biscuits, each weighing 1 kg, in three bags brought from Kolkata to Coimbatore via Bangalore.

The accused claimed they were senior executives of a retail jewellery and were bringing the gold from Scotia Bank in Mumbai and were taking it to a shop in Coimbatore. They also produced a photocopy of the purchase receipt. However, police dismissed them as fake.

Meanwhile, at Mandapam in Tamil Nadu, police arrested a duo for smuggling 35 kg of gold biscuits worth `11 crore. Police had conducted raid in their limits and seized gold biscuits weighing 35 kg from two persons. On inquiry, police found the biscuits were brought from Sri Lanka.

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