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Smuggling of gold into Goa appears to have a Sri Lanka connection, Goa Customs Commissioner V.P.C. Rao says adding that in recent times, non-resident Indians have been used to legally carry gold in small quantities. Rao was addressing a press conference at the Customs Commissionerate in Panaji.

He said that in three of 17 cases involving gold being smuggled into the state via the Dabolim airport, Sri Lankan nationals were involved.

"We have not studied it (the trend) yet, but this Sri Lanka connection keeps appearing," Rao said.

The seizure recorded last year had Sri Lankans arriving from the Gulf, who were caught with crores of rupees worth of gold.

On interrogation, the Lankan nationals claimed that they had been carrying the gold on behalf of some United Arab Emirates-based individuals.

Rao, however, said that in recent times, smuggling of the contraband into India had virtually stopped and smugglers were increasingly using non-resident Indians (NRIs) to legally carry small quantities of gold, which resulted in smaller margins of profit on payment of tax. (Source: Chennai Online)

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  • attanayaka Tuesday, 14 January 2014 04:54 AM

    which politician are connected. should check it .

    investigator Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:03 AM

    now not talking about bad narcotics but good gold.happy news for drug criminals.


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