Customs register new case against Swapna, Sarith for smuggling dollars abroad

Kochi: The Customs on Saturday registered a new case against Swapna Suresh and P.S Sarith, the two accused in the gold smuggling case, for allegedly smuggling dollars abroad.

The Customs informs that the duo smuggled close to $1.90 million dollars abroad.

According to reports, Swapna had received the money as commission from Unitac builders.

After a bank resisted to convert the money, she and Sarith alleged sought the help of the then principal secretary to the chief minister M. Sivasankar to coarse the bank into converting the money.

Later, with the help of Khalid, an employee of the UAE consulate in Thiruvananthapuram, the two were able to send the money abroad.