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Kerala gold smuggling

A day after the National Investigation Agency arrested Rabins K. Hameed, a key absconder in the Kerala gold smuggling case, an NIA court here sent him to seven days’ NIA custody

Kerala gold smuggling

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Oct 2020 7:42 AM GMT

A day after the National Investigation Agency arrested Rabins K. Hameed, a key absconder in the Kerala gold smuggling case, an NIA court here sent him to seven days' NIA custody. Hameed, 42, a resident of Muvattupuzha in Kerala's Ernakulam district was nabbed by the NIA following his arrival at Kochi International Airport from Dubai on Monday. The case pertains to the seizure of 30 kgs of gold worth Rs 14.82 crore from diplomatic baggage at Trivandrum International Airport by Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate on July 5 this year. Investigations in the case revealed that Hameed, while in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India had conspired with the arrested accused Ramees K.T., Jalal A.M. and others, besides arranging funds and purchasing gold in Dubai for smuggling to India through diplomatic baggage. (IANS)

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