UAE consulate assures full cooperation to probe team in gold smuggling case

New Delhi: After the seizure of 30 kg of gold from a diplomatic consignment addressed to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) consulate at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, the Embassy has stated that they will fully cooperate with the Customs officials with regard to the probe.

"UAE looks forward to fully cooperating with Indian customs authorities to thoroughly investigate the matter and urges stringent legal action against those involved", UAE Ambassador Ahmed Albanna told 'Gulf News'.

Primarily it is believed that no one in the consulate is involved and a person who was familiar with diplomatic channel had misused it, he added.

Authorities in UAE have launched investigation to find out who sent cargo containing gold to UAE consulate’s address.

Authorities have stressed that culprits who not only committed major crime but also sought to tarnish the reputation of UAE mission in India won’t be spared, UAE envoy said. Desk: Asianet Online