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Gold smuggling case probe widens; 6 more arrests by NIA

The NIA probe into gold smuggling case has unearthed involvement of more people leading to six more arrests in the past three days.

NIA also claims to have collected evidence in six raids carried out at places associated with the accused.

First two of these new arrests were made on July 30, 2020, when the NIA arrested Jalal A.M, a resident of Ernakulam distirct and Said Alavi from Malappuram district. They were arrested on charges of allegedly conspiring with already arrested accused person Ramees K.T and for smuggling gold through ‘diplomatic baggage’ addressed to the UAE consulate at Thiruvananthapuram.

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