M'sian woman arrested trying to smuggle 6.5kg of gold at Chennai airport

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  • Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019

NEW DELHI (Bernama): A Malaysian woman was arrested with smuggled gold worth 25 million rupees (RM1.47mil) at Chennai's international airport on Sunday (Aug 25).

Indian customs officials, acting on a tip-off, arrested the passenger on Sunday after they found 12 gold bars, weighing 6.5kg in total, in her baggage.

The 41-year-old told Air Intelligence Unit officials that the gold was to be delivered to an unknown person outside the airport, according to a customs press release on Monday (Aug 26).

Malaysian consul-general in Chennai, K. Saravanan, told Bernama that local authorities are further investigating the case.

Earlier this month, a Malaysian man was arrested at Chennai airport in an attempt to smuggle diamonds worth RM1.34mil into India. - Bernama

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