Kerala, 20 Nov : NIA conducted searches at five locations in Mallapuram and Kozhikode districts of Kerala in the Kerala Gold Smuggling Case pertaining to seizure of 30 Kg gold worth Rs. 14.82 Crores on 5th July, 2020 at Trivandrum International Airport from the baggage addressed to the UAE Consulate at Thiruvananthapuram.
- The searches were conducted at the residences of 5 accused persons viz. Mohamed Aslam, Abdul Latheef, Nazarudheen Sha, Ramzan P. and Muhammed Mansoor. These accused persons conspired with the already arrested accused and facilitated smuggling of gold through import cargo addressed to the UAE Consulate General, and its disposal.
- During searches, several electronic items and documents have been seized.
- So far, 21 accused have been arrested in the case.
- Further investigation in the case is continued.