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Couple arrested for smuggling Rs 75 L gold biscuits

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 20:38

Chennai: A software engineer couple was arrested at Kamaraj domestic air terminal here on Friday when they tried to smuggle Rs 75 lakh worth gold biscuits on board a Madurai bound flight, police said.

Kannan and Valli, both software engineers had arrived from
U.S.A via Dubai early this morning and were about to board a
Madurai-bound flight at 8.40 AM when CISF personnel found
2.360 kg of gold biscuits hidden under the woman`s clothes,
police said.

They were arrested on the charge of smuggling gold into
the country without proper documents and the gold biscuits
handed over to Customs officials, they said.

Meanwhile, the CISF, which mans security at all airports
in the country, began an enquiry into how its personnel had
failed to detect the presence of the gold biscuits when the
the couple arrived here from the US.


First Published: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 18:19

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