03 August Monday

Three More Arrests In Gold Smuggling Case

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Wednesday Jul 15, 2020

KOCHI : NIA on Wednesday arrested three more  suspects in connection with the sensational gold smuggling case. Those taken into custody were identified as Malappuram natives Jalal(38),  Muhammad Shafi(37) and Hajjath Ali(51). All three reportedly  made sizeable investments toward gold that came by diplomatic channel at Thiruvananthapuram airport on 5 July and in similar instances before.

According to Customs, confessions from Rameez, who was arrested early in the case, led to the arrest of the latest trio.

There were three arrests, including that of Thodupuzha native Jalal, made yesterday too.

The three nabbed today are said to be have been tasked with  finding customers for smuggled gold and raising fund for contraband. All three have been  produced before Kochi’s Additional Court for economic offences.