Kochi: Swapna Suresh, the prime accused in gold smuggling case, had influence in Chief Minister's office, NIA informed the court.
The NIA found that Sivasankar was Swapna’s well-wisher and it was he who offered her the job in Space Park.
Even after resigning from the Consulate, she was paid 1000 dollars, the NIA informed the court while opposing her bail plea.
Those involved in the gold smuggling was given Rs 50,000 for each deal. Swapna had approached Sivasankar for the release of gold from the customs but he did not help her, NIA told.