16 kg gold smuggled to Ramanathapuram from Sri Lanka

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Tamil Nadu seized 16.32 kg of gold in Ramanathapuram late Sunday night, The Hindu reported.

The DRI teams from Thoothukudi and Coimbatore have intercepted a courier van at the coastal Devipattinam, near Ramnad on Sunday night, and seized smuggled gold bars.

They have detained the van driver and taken him to Madurai after overnight stay at the customs office in Ramnathapuram.

The gold bars were believed to have been smuggled from Sri Lanka via sea and landed in Thondi coast on Sunday. Further details are awaited.


  1. Is there a Muslim Minister behind this gold smuggling incident? It is rumoured that earlier too many kilos of gold smuggled to India was caught by the India customs and the gold was abandoned by those who carried out the smuggling. The authorities in both India and Sri Lanka has to go deep into this smuggling racket and reveal/bring to book the Muslim politicians who are behind such rackets and bringing disgrace to the Muslim community of Sri Lanka. They should NOT be allowed to cover-up this racket.
    Noor Nizam – Convener “The Muslim Voice”.

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