Kochi: K.T Ramees, an accused in gold smuggling case, told Customs that an expatriate businessman known as 'Dawood Al Arab' is the master brain of smuggling gold via diplomatic baggage.
According to his statement, Ramees smuggled gold 12 times for Dawood.
The probe agency is in the lookout for Dawood.
In order to invoke the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act (COFEPOSA) against Ramees, his statements have been submitted to the COFEPOSA Board.
According to NIA report, 166 kg of gold was smuggled 21 times with the last attempt being caught.
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