NIA arrests two more persons in gold smuggling case

Thiruvananthapuram: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday apprehended two more people in connection with the gold smuggling case.

Sharafudeen (38) and Shafeeq (31) hail from Malappuram district and were arrested after their roles in the conspiracy and pursuant smuggling of gold through diplomatic baggage addressed to the UAE consulate at Thiruvananthapuram.

During the custodial interview of earlier arrested accused Ramees K.T, it was revealed that he was aided and assisted by co-conspirators Sharafudeen and Shafeeq in collecting the smuggled gold from arrested accused Sandeep Nair at Thiruvananthapuram and further distributing the contraband among other co-conspirators. Asianet Online