Jewel thieves may have swallowed stolen diamonds: Police
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 22:34
Mumbai: The City Police probing the diamond heist case suspect that the four foreigners, including a woman, held at Dubai airport may have swallowed the packets of stolen precious stones to escape security checks at the Mumbai airport.

"There is a strong possibility that the accused may have swallowed the packets of diamonds. Our preliminary probe suggests that the accused may have adopted this modus operandi to escape security layer at the city airport here," a senior crime branch official told agency tonight on the condition of anonymity.

"Such things (modus operandi) are adopted by drug traffickers to smuggle out contraband without getting caught by the security men at the airports," the official added.

Earlier today, Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy told reporters, "We were informed by UAE authority that the diamonds stolen from the show were recovered."

However, he parried questions as to where the accused had hidden the stolen diamonds and how the UAE officials managed to recover them. There were reports that police in Dubai made the four persons purge the valuables after detaining them.


First Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 22:34

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