NIA takes over probe into gold smuggling case

Kochi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over probe into gold smuggling case.

The Ministry of Home Affairs had on Thursday directed NIA to investigate the gold smuggling case, as the organised smuggling operation may have serious implications for national security.

The seizure of 30 kg gold from a 'diplomatic baggage' at Thiruvananthapuram international airport has snowballed into a major political controversy.