Tuesday, November 24

Malaysian arrested at Chennai Airport with 6.5kg of gold

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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