Key conspirator in gold smuggling case absconding

Thiruvananthapuram: The key conspirator in the case where gold was smuggled into Kerala through 'diplomatic baggage' addressed to the UAE consulate is a former women employee at the consulate.

The accused identified as Swapna Suresh was an executive secretary at the UAE consulate and is absconding.

The Customs department has intensified the search to nab her. It is learned that Swapna along with Sarith, who is under custody, were spearheading the smuggling operations.

The duo was reportedly earning up to Rs 2 lakh in each transaction. Desk: Asianet Online