Three nabbed at Johannesburg airport with gold in carry-on bags

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police are investigating a possible international gold smuggling syndicate after three suspects were arrested at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg with gold bars weighing 73.5 kilogrammes in their carry-on luggage.

The gold bullion, worth an estimated USD4.1 million, looked suspicious when the three put their bags through a security check, according to the police.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin