The customs officials have found that smuggling in a kilogram of gold into India fetches Rs 6 lakh. Moreover the ones smuggling it into India are paid around Rs 40,000 per consignment.
New Delhi, May 02: There is a heightened sense of alert along the Tamil Nadu coast as well as the airport in the wake of the rising number of smuggling cases. The Intelligence Bureau had signalled that there would be a rise in such activities considering the turmoil in Sri Lanka.
On Friday, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested Thangakesavarn and Nandini, two Malaysian national from the Coimbatore International Airport with 4.2 kilograms of gold worth Rs 2.26 crore.