NIA makes 2 extra arrests in Kerala gold smuggling case

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 4

Continuing with its investigation into Kerala gold smuggling case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested two extra individuals for his or her alleged roles within the crime.

With these arrests, the company has thus far arrested twelve (12) folks within the case.

NIA officers mentioned Sharafudeen (38) of Malappuram district and Shafeeq (31) of Palakkad have been arrested after the company discovered their roles “in the conspiracy and pursuant smuggling of gold through diplomatic baggage addressed to the UAE Consulate at Thiruvananthapuram”.

The officers mentioned, throughout custodial questioning of accused Ramees KT, it was discovered that he was aided and assisted by co-conspirators Sharafudeen and Shafeeq in accumulating the smuggled gold from arrested accused Sandeep Nair at Thiruvananthapuram and additional distributing the contraband amongst different co-conspirators.

Ramees and Nair are each accused within the case and have been arrested earlier.

Both the accused arrested immediately have been produced earlier than a particular courtroom, Ernakulam and have been remanded to 4 days’ of NIA custody for interrogation, the officers mentioned.

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