Why the Kerala Gold Smuggling case is an act of terror

New Delhi, July 17: The National Investigation Agency has reiterated that the accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case committed an act of terror, which could threaten the security and economic stability of the country.

The submission was made by the NIA while opposing the bail plea filed by Swapna Suresh a key accused in the case. The accused were well aware that their actions could damage India’s relations with the UAE. They conspired, recruited people, raised funds, smuggled 167 kilograms of gold from UAE between November 2019 and June 2020 and formed a terrorist group, the NIA also said.

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Why the Kerala Gold Smuggling case is an act of terror

New Delhi, July 17: The National Investigation Agency has reiterated that the accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case committed an act of terror, which could threaten the security and economic stability of the country.

The submission was made by the NIA while opposing the bail plea filed by Swapna Suresh a key accused in the case. The accused were well aware that their actions could damage India’s relations with the UAE. They conspired, recruited people, raised funds, smuggled 167 kilograms of gold from UAE between November 2019 and June 2020 and formed a terrorist group, the NIA also said.

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Kerala: Accused smuggled 167 kgs of gold between November 2019 and June 2020

New Delhi, Jan 06: The accused in the Kerala Gold Smuggling case had knowingly conspired since June 2019, raised funds and smuggled gold from the UAE, the National Investigation Agency said. 

Between November 2019 and June 2020, the accused had smuggled 167 kilograms of gold through the import cargo addressed to diplomats at the Consulate General of the UAE in Thiruvananthapuram, the NIA learnt during the probe. Significantly the main accused in this case had also planned to smuggle more gold from countries like Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, the NIA said while filing a chargesheet 20 persons in the case. 

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Kerala Gold Smuggling: NIA conducts searches at 5 locations

New Delhi, Nov 21: The National Investigation Agency conducted searches at 5 locations in Mallapuram and Kozhikode in Kerala in connection with the Kerala Gold Smuggling case.

The case pertains to the seizure of 30 kgs gold worth Rs 14.82 crore on July 5 at the Trivandrum International Airport from the baggage addressed to the UAE Consulate at Thiruvananthapuram. 

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Kerala Gold Smuggling: ED focus on flagship schemes of Kerala CM’s office

New Delhi, Nov 03: The focus would be on the office of the Kerala Chief Minister in the Kerala Gold Smuggling case. The Enforcement Directorate is tracking alleged payoffs of Rs 4 crore in the CM’s Life Mission project.

This is a housing scheme for those displaced by the floods. Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan’s former principal secretary, M Sivasankar who was arrested by the ED is being questioned on the alleged bribes received in the project. He is also being questioned about the contract that was awarded to the Kochi based Unitac builders, sources have told OneIndia. 

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NIA arrests fugitive and key accused in Kerala Gold Smuggling case

Rabin K Hameed

New Delhi, Oct 27: The National Investigation Agency has arrested a key accused in connection with the Kerala Gold Smuggling case.

Rabins K Hameed, aged 42 and a resident of Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam district, Kerala was arrested at the Kochi International Airport upon his arrival from Dubai. 

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The D-Gang connection to the Kerala Gold Smuggling case

New Delhi, Oct 15: The accused in the Kerala Gold Smuggling case visited Tanzania several time where the underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim has an extensive network, the National Investigation Agency told a special court in Kochi. 

The NIA said that accused number 5, K T Ramees and accused 13 M Sharafuddin had visited Tanzania several times and met with Dawood’s contact Feroze and discussed ways to smuggle firearms into the country. Ramees, it may be recalled was caught with smuggled revolvers at the Kozhikode airport. He however got away by paying a fine, while stating that he was a member of the shooting association. 

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Four more arrested in Kerala Gold Smuggling case, incriminating material seized

fasil-kerala-goldNew Delhi, Aug 27: The National Investigation has arrested four more persons in connection with the Kerala Gold Smuggling case.

Those arrested are Jifsal, Aboobacker P, Abdu Shameen and Abdul Hameed. They are accused of conspiring with the other accused and also financing the smuggling of gold through import cargo addressed to the UAE Consulate at Thiruvananthapuram. They have also been accused of receiving smuggled gold and proceeds from the racket.

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