Gold bars smuggled from Sri Lanka seized in Tamil Nadu

Gold bars weighing around 18 kg, smuggled into India from Sri Lanka, were seized in Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu and three people were arrested, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence said.

On a tip-off, DRI sleuths intercepted a car proceeding to Chennai Thursday and recovered the 17.83 kg of gold bars from it and arrested two persons, a release from DRI said, the Press Trust of India reported.

During interrogation, the accused confessed that the gold was being smuggled from Sri Lanka and they were transporting it to a recipient in Chennai “for a monetary consideration”.

The DRI officials also apprehended the recipient here and are probing his role in the entire gamut of smuggling, it added.

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