Kerala Gold Smuggling Case: Wanted Man Arrested in Kochi Upon Arrival from UAE


PTI, Oct 26, 2020, 8:09 PM IST

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested a man wanted in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case as soon as he arrived from the UAE to Kochi, an official spokesperson said.

Rabins K Hameed, a resident of Muvattupuzha in Kerala’s Ernakulam district, will be produced before a designated court on Tuesday for his remand by the agency, spokesperson and NIA Deputy Inspector General Sonia Narang said in a statement.

The case pertains to the seizure of 30 kg gold worth Rs 14.82 crore on July 5 from diplomatic baggage at Air Cargo of Trivandrum International Airport by Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate, Cochin.

Investigation in the case has revealed that Hameed, while being in the UAE and India, had conspired with the arrested accused Ramees K T, Jalal A M, and others.

He had also arranged funds and purchased gold at Dubai for smuggling to India through diplomatic baggage. The NIA Special Court at Ernakulam had issued a non-bailable warrant for the arrest of Hameed, who is also alleged to have arranged for the concealment of gold in electronics or electrical equipment and household items in the UAE, for smuggling the contraband to Thiruvananthapuram.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Carbon capture and storage: where should the world store CO₂? It’s a moral dilemma

‘Transform yourself or … ‘: PM Modi’s warning to MPs at BJP parliamentary party meeting

In major change, UAE workweek to be Monday through Friday

End of an era: Germany’s Merkel bows out after 16 years

Madras High Court orders winding up of SpiceJet over outstanding dues

Karnataka is taking measures to set up more genomic sequencing labs: CM

Armed forces’ perseverance, courage are outstanding: PM Modi


Related Articles More

PM Modi inaugurates major fertiliser plant, AIIMS in UP’s Gorakhpur

‘Transform yourself or … ‘: PM Modi’s warning to MPs at BJP parliamentary party meeting

Govt responsible for deadlock in RS: Kharge

Nagaland calls off Hornbill Festival over civilian killings

Rahul raises farmers’ issue in LS, demands compensation

MUST WATCH

The centuries-old British road bund : public protest

Coscinium fenestratum

NEWS BULLETIN 06-12-2021

Food Business Success Stories | Bahubali Home Products

Dog Theft in Shivamogga


Latest Additions

Carbon capture and storage: where should the world store CO₂? It’s a moral dilemma

PM Modi inaugurates major fertiliser plant, AIIMS in UP’s Gorakhpur

‘Transform yourself or … ‘: PM Modi’s warning to MPs at BJP parliamentary party meeting

In major change, UAE workweek to be Monday through Friday

Govt responsible for deadlock in RS: Kharge

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.