News Hotline +94 114 320 921 | News Email

6.86 Kg of gold smuggled from Sri Lanka seized near Rameswaram

(UTV|TAMIL NADU) – The Q Branch Police in Tamil Nadu have seized 6.86 kg of gold biscuits smuggled from Sri Lanka by sea and detained a person, even as 3 of his accomplices escaped.

Acting on specific intelligence, a 5-member team, headed by Inspector R. Kennedy, seized the gold biscuits with foreign markings from K. Nazeer (36), who landed at Mandapam North Fishing Jetty near Rameswaram, The Hindu reported.

On coming to know that Nazeer and his accomplice Abudhagir had set out to the sea on Sunday afternoon in a motorised ‘Vallam’ (Country Boat) on the pretext of fishing, the Q Branch Police personnel had been waiting on the shores posing as fishermen since Sunday night.

Nazeer, who hailed from Kilakarai, was walking to the shore after alighting from the ‘Vallam’ when the Q Branch Police caught him, Inspector Kennedy said. The accused was found carrying the gold biscuits in a cloth belt tied around his waist.

The belt had separate chambers to conceal the 69 pieces. The biscuits, valued at about Rs. 2.40 crore, weighed 100 gm each. On seeing the Police, Abudhagir and 2 of others, Ameer and Anwar, escaped.

All the accused hailed from Kilakarai and the gold biscuits were to be delivered in Chennai. Nazeer told the Police that he was waiting on the high seas around midnight, when 2 persons from Sri Lanka came in a fibre glass boat and handed over the gold biscuits.

Inspector Kennedy said the accused had earlier smuggled gold on 4 or 5 occasions.


Keeping up to date with breaking news while you are on the move is now simple with UTV alerts
Type REG <space> utv and send to 77000 on your Dialog or Hutch mobile connection


Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To Top