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  12/27/2010, Tevet 20, 5771

Alert Airport Customs Police Foil Zimbabwe Diamond Smuggling


Alert customs authorities at Ben Gurion Airport have foiled an attempt to smuggle $140,000 worth of non-certified diamonds from the rich Marange field in Zimbabwe.

One of the suspected smugglers is a trader on the Israeli Diamond Exchange, whose president Avi Paz said that he will be expelled if the charges are proven.