THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The infamous Kerala gold smuggling case, which appeared to be in limbo for a while, came alive on Tuesday after the Customs decided to serve notice to two top former UAE officials working at the UAE Consulate. According to sources, the latest move has come at a time when the Customs is getting ready to file its complete chargesheet in the gold smuggling case.
During the interrogation of the accused persons in the case, they had testified that the two top UAE nationals, who had left the country after the case surfaced, also had a role in the gold smuggling which allegedly took place under the guise of diplomatic baggage. As part of the probe, the Customs will now serve a show cause notice to the two officials through the Ministry of External Affairs.
The two officials will be given 30 days' time to reply to the notice, following which the Customs will proceed according to the due process of law. (IANS)