Gold smuggling case: Accused Sandeep Nair gets bail

Kochi: The key accused in the sensational gold smuggling case, Sandeep Nair was granted bail by the Special Economic Investigation Court.

Bail was granted in a case registered by Customs.

The NIA had  taken Sandeep into custody in connection with the bid to smuggle over 30 kg of gold using diplomatic channels through the Thiruvananthapuram international airport.

Swapna, a former employee of the UAE consulate in Thiruvananthapuram is the main accused in the case, and Sandeep are among the four people booked by the central agency in connection with the smuggling of the gold, which arrived in a diplomatic baggage at the airport and was seized by the Customs on July 5. Asianet Online