Kerala gold smuggling case: Four more held; digital devices and incriminating documents seized
First Published 27, Aug 2020, 2:17 PM
NIA arrested four more for financing smuggling in the Kerala gold smuggling case on August 27
The National Investigation Agency arrested four more people in connection with the Thiruvananthapuram gold smuggling case
The accused have been identified as Jifsal CV, Muhammed Abdu Shameem, Aboobacker and Abdul Hameed PM.
The NIA arrested them for financing smuggling of gold through import cargo addressed to the UAE Consulate at Thiruvananthapuram, besides receiving such smuggled gold and proceeds from the smuggling.
The agency also conducted searches at the homes of the accused in Malappuram and Kozhikode districts on Wednesday (August 26)
During the search operations, several digital devices and incriminating documents have been seized
So far, NIA has arraigned 25 accused in the case out of whom 20 have been arrested
The Kerala gold smuggling scam came to light after the customs department seized 30 kg gold from an air cargo consignment from the UAE to the country’s consulate in Thiruvananthapuram on July 5.