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Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA raids, detains Tamil Nadu gold smith

A four-member NIA team raided the house of Nandakumar on Cross Cut road early this morning

twitter-logoPTI | September 9, 2020 | Updated 12:50 IST
Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA raids, detains Tamil Nadu gold smith

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out searches at the residence of a gold smith in the city in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case, police said. A four-member NIA team raided the house of Nandakumar on Cross Cut road early this morning, they said.

He has been detained for interrogation.

The matter pertains to smuggling of gold in the neighbouring state through diplomatic channels, which came to light after 30 kg yellow metal worth Rs 14.82 crores, smuggled in a consignment camouflaged as diplomatic baggage, was busted by Customs in Thiruvananthapuram on July 5.

Also read: BT Buzz: Why India is becoming main hub for smuggled gold

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