Dubai: Fazil Fareed, the third accused in gold smuggling case, is reported to have been involved in smuggling earlier as well.
He is a native of Kodungalloor Moonnupeedika in Thrissur.
Fareed has a gymnasium at Qusais in Dubai and firms including a luxurious vehicle workshop and stays in Al Rashidiya, Dubai.The accused, who has a close rapport with the film personalities reaching Dubai, has no connection with the gold smugglers in Kozhikode.
Fazil maintains close connections with cinema stars. He meets stars visiting Dubai and maintains a close relationship with them. His gymnasium in Dubai was inaugurated by a Bollywood star.
It is reported that UAE will be asked to hand over Fazil Fareed, who resides in Dubai, to India. Since his name has been added to the list of accused in the case, his extradition process may begin soon.