4 Thais arrested for smuggling rubies in Mozambique
The Mozambican police recently arrested four Thai citizens who were trying to smuggle rubies out of the country, a Mozambique news agency reported, citing the independent daily "O Pais." The four were detained at the airport in the northern city of Pemba with the possession of more than 30 kilograms of rubies valued at more than $120 million, according to the police. Rubies vary enormously in price depending on their quality. High quality stones can sell at more than $5,000 a carat.
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