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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2707

Jaffna Tamil women nabbed with gold bars in Meemabakam airport

By B. Ravikumar from Chennai

Meenambakkam, 23 November, (Asiantribune.com): A Jaffna Tamil woman who travelled from Colombo to Chennai by Srilankan Airways was nabbed yesterday by the Indian Customs officials and detained on charges of smuggling INR16 Lakhs worth of gold bars.

The flight to Chennai took off yesterday at 9 Pm from Colombo and landed at the international sector of the Chennai Meenambakkam airport at midnight.

The lady passenger from Sri Lanka, who carried only a suitcase, declared that she was not carrying any dutiable items and tried to pass through the green channel, but was stopped by the custom officials.

When the custom officials did a thorough search of her suitcase, they drew blank, as they did not find anything inside incriminating in her suitcase other than her personal belongings.

But sources revealed that the customs officials grew suspicions about the abnormal looking handle of the suitcase the woman was carrying.

They broke opened the handle and found hidden two gold bars weighing 1 Kg 160 grams worth INR 16 lakhs.

On investigation, it was revealed that she is a Tamil woman named Mangaleswaet (47 yrs.) from Jaffna.

Customs officials have detained her and further investigation continuing.

- Asian Tribune -

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