Seven-member gang of gold smugglers busted
August 24 2019 09:15 PM
Gold smuggling gang
North Security Department was able to arrest the gang after they tried to smuggle gold out of the country by turning it into powder after mixing it with other additional materials.

QNA/Doha

A gang of seven Asian nationals has been arrested on charges of smuggling gold out of Qatar, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.
The ministry said in a press statement Saturday that the North Security Department was able to arrest the gang after they tried to smuggle gold out of the country by turning it into powder after mixing it with other additional materials.
After completing the necessary procedures and inspecting the defendants' residence and means of transport they use, the tools used in the crime were found, in addition to cash and gold bullion worth about QR1mn, the statement said.
The ministry said that the defendants and seizures have been referred to the competent authorities to commence their procedures in this regard, calling upon the public to co-operate to reduce the occurrence of such crimes by immediately reporting them to the competent authorities.



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