Gold jewelry crime doesn't pay
Canada nabs criminals smuggling gold jewelry into the country illegally. Over a two year period the amount of gold jewelry smuggled into Canada was in excess of $1,000,000.
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"In October 2018, as a result of evidence obtained through further investigation, CBSA criminal investigators determined that Lovely Gold Inc. and its director, Rahu Sinnathamby of Scarborough, schemed to enlist travellers to bring gold jewellery, such as earrings and bracelets, to Canada," the information from CBSA explains.
"Lovely Gold Inc. and Sinnathamby paid for the airline tickets of the travellers and directed them to not declare the jewellery to the CBSA. The investigation resulted in the discovery that Lovely Gold Inc. and Sinnathamby were responsible for smuggling jewellery into Canada over a period of 17 months."
On March 1, Lovely Gold Inc. and Sinnathamby pleaded guilty to two counts each of evasion of duties, with a total criminal fine for the four charges equalling $760,000.00. The individual and the corporation must pay an additional $246,614.40 in regulatory penalties."