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Air passenger, two ground staff held for gold smuggling

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

A passenger and two ground handling staff were caught while allegedly attempting to smuggle gold biscuits valued at Rs 35 lakhs, out of the international airport here today, an official of said.

The passenger who arrived from by a private airliner this morning, handed a bag containing gold biscuits weighing 1 kg, to Gautham and Akthar, both working for a private ground handling service, to smuggle it outside, the official said.

Based on intelligence, the DRI officials kept a close watch on the staff and intercepted them along with the passenger.

The trio have been detained for questioning and the gold biscuits seized, the officials said.

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 11:48 IST