Smuggling through sea route increased: Report

Smuggling through sea route increased: Report

July 14, 2015   01:01 pm

The sea route from Sri Lanka to Tamil Nadu is being used to smuggle gold into India and this trend is increasing, the Hindu newspaper reported today.


“It is believed that gold smuggling is almost one-fifth of the legal import. The World Gold Council estimated that around 175 tonne of gold was smuggled into India during 2014 while legal import was around 850 tonne,” the article said.


The Sri Lanka Navy on Tuesday (14) also arrested four Indian fishermen with 165 kilograms of cannabis (Kerala Ganja) in the seas north-west of the Thalai-mannar.

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