The National Investigation Agency has arrested Kerala gold smuggling case key accused and Dubai-based businessman Rabins Hameed from Kerala's Kochi airport.

Hameed was deported by the UAE government following Interpol's Blue Corner notice against him. 

Prime accused Faisal Fareed and Rabins Hameed were arrested by UAE authorities on October 6.

In a statement, the NIA said: "Investigation in the case has revealed that Rabins Hameed (A-10), while being in UAE and India had conspired with the arrested accused Ramees KT (A-5), Jalal AM (A-6) and others besides arranged funds and purchased gold at Dubai, for smuggling to India, through diplomatic baggage." 

"He (Rabins Hameed) is also learnt to have arranged for the concealment of gold in electronics or electrical equipment and household items in the UAE, for smuggling the contraband to Thiruvananthapuram, through diplomatic baggage,” the NIA said.