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Customs official held for role in smuggling of gold

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

(DRI) officials on Friday arrested a in over his alleged role in facilitating of gold.

The arrested after establishing that the maximum of gold took place when his team of officials was on duty at

The also arrested an of a gold shop here and the two were remanded to judicial custody.

For the past six months, the was keeping a close tab on the airport and earlier this month, two people who arrived from were nabbed for carrying 25 kg gold worth Rs 8 crore.

Following the arrest of the two persons, the DRI team learnt about the involvement of a couple.

While the husband continues to be on the run, the DRI picked up his wife and on questioning identified the other people involved in the racket which included the

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First Published: Fri, May 24 2019. 16:00 IST
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