NIA arrests four extra accused individuals in Kerala gold smuggling case

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 14

The anti-terror probe company NIA on Friday mentioned it had arrested 4 extra accused in reference to its investigation into the Kerala gold smuggling case involving diplomatic baggage addressed to the UAE Consulate at Thiruvananthapuram.

With these arrests, the company has arrested 20 accused within the case to this point.

The official spokesperson of the NIA, Sonia Narang, mentioned the arrested accused individuals had been recognized as Mohamed Anwar TM, Hamzath Abdu Salam and Hamjad Ali of Malappuram district and Samju TM of Kozhikode district of the state.

“During custodial interrogation of the earlier arrested accused persons — Jalal AM, Md Shafi, Said Alavi and Abdu PT — it was revealed that Mohamed Anwar TM, Hamzath Abdu Salam, Samju TM and Hamjad Ali provided funds for procuring and smuggling gold into India,” she mentioned.

As the leads had been offered by the already arrested accused individuals, the company sleuths carried out searches at their homes located at six areas in Malappuram and Kozhikode Districts at the moment and seized a variety of digital gadgets and incriminating paperwork, the official mentioned.

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