NEW DELHI: A Malaysian woman was arrested with smuggled gold worth 25 million rupees (RM1.47 million) at Chennai’s international airport.
Indian customs officials, acting on a tip-off, arrested the passenger on Sunday after they found 12 gold bars weighing 6.5 kg 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.
K. Saravanan, consul-general of Malaysia in Chennai, 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 RM1.34 million into India. – Bernama