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Kerala Gold Smuggling Case: NIA arrests four more for financing smuggling

In continued investigation in Kerala Gold Smuggling case, the National Investigation Agency on Wednesday conducted searches at the houses of the accused persons in Malappuram and Kozhikode districts. 

The searches were also conducted at houses of Malabar Jewellery owned by arrested accused Aboobacker, Ameen Gold in Malappuram owned by arrested accused Abdul Hameed and at Ambi Jewellery, Kozhikode owned by accused Shamsudheen. During searches, several digital devices and incriminating documents have been seized.

The three persons Aboobacker, Abdul Hameed and Shamsudheen were arrested on August 24 for conspiring with other arrested accused persons. They had also financed smuggling of gold through import cargo addressed to the UAE Consulate at Thriruvananthapuram, besides receiving such smuggled gold and proceeds from the smuggling. 

So far, NIA has arraigned 25 accused in the case out of which 20 have been arrested.

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