Two big detections of Lankan smuggled gold in TN

Indian media have reported the seizure if 8.7 kg of gold worth Rs 2.44 crore smuggled from Sri Lanka over the weekend. One person has been arrested after the Chennai Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) made the recovery at Mandapam, near Rameswaram. Acting on a tip off, a three-member team of senior DRI officials from Madurai and Tuticorin, had intercepted a car and searched it on Madurai-Rameswaram highway at Nagatchi, about 40 km from Rameswaram.

They took into custody 31-year-old Mujibur Rahman, the lone occupant of the car who hails from Enmanmkondan village near Uchipuli.

The gold biscuits had been allegedly smuggled from Sri Lanka and were being taken to Tiruchirappalli when DRI officials seized it, the media quoted the police as having said.

Earlier the Coastal Security Group (CSG) had seized gold biscuits, weighing more than 35 kg, smuggled from Sri Lanka by sea, and arrested two persons.

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