Qatar stops smuggler with $1.2m in diamonds

2016-01-06 13:43


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Doha - Qatar says it has arrested a man trying to smuggle diamonds and pearls valued at $1.2m into the country.

The state-run Qatar News Agency, quoting customs officials, reported that the bust happened at the Hamad international airport in the Qatari capital.

The agency said customs officers found seven diamond rings, three pearl necklaces and 43 pearls on the man when they pulled him aside for an inspection. Officials became suspicious when the man wanted to bring one suitcase into the country with him while leaving another behind for further travel.

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