Gold seized from Lankan flyers

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A Sri Lankan couple, who had claimed that they had to journey to Chennai as they were undergoing fertility treatment at a specialty hospital in Vadapalani, were arrested for trying to enter the country with 585 gms of gold jewelers concealed on their persons.

According to customs sources, Suppaiah (38) and Latha Thangavel (28) had lifelong visas to India and had been frequent visitors in the past year. They arrived in Chennai from Colombo on Jet Airways flight 9W 253 at 4.30 am and attempted to clear Customs when officials noticed that she had concealed jewels on her person.

They found that she had close to 600 grams of undeclared jewels and asked the couple to account for it. When they were unable to do so, they were interrogated.  Customs officials said a case would be filed.(Indian Express)
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  • KD Sunday, 15 September 2013 06:40 AM

    small fry ... big sharks never get caught.

    clueless Sunday, 15 September 2013 10:03 AM

    Gold prices are down from a high of $1900 per oz to $1300. It's no longer the store of wealth.

    cyril gunawardene Monday, 16 September 2013 04:16 AM

    how about other big sharks who travel with US$ cash to canada with the help of top official in the customs, why people do not arrest them.
    cyrilgunawardene

    Andrew Pitugala Sunday, 15 September 2013 03:42 AM

    Gold, Gold and more Gold. Gold in the rectum, Gold in false bottom etc., etc.
    Some may have genuine needs for which they either could not obtain foreign exchange or do not know as to how to obtain it.

    ANTON Sunday, 15 September 2013 04:27 AM

    USUALLY TAMILS PREFER GOLD MUCH MORE THAN THE OTHERS IN SRILANKA. THEIR TOP TO BOTTOM IS COVERED WITH GOLD.


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