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  • NIA nabs two prime accused in Kerala gold smuggling case

    Published on July 12, 2020

    National Investigation Agency (NIA) has nabbed the prime accused in Kerala gold smuggling case. Both accused, Swapna Prabha Suresh and her accomplice Sandeep Nair were arrested from Bengaluru yesterday evening. They will be produced before the NIA office in Cochin today.

    The Customs Department had on July 5 seized 30 kg gold worth 15 crore rupees concealed in diplomatic consignment at the Thiruvananthapuram international airport.

    On Friday, an FIR was registered against Sarith Kumar, Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair in the case. They have been charged with offences under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

    Swapna Suresh was on the run following the gold seizure. She was employed in Space Park and Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure Limited (KSITL), which comes under the IT department, a portfolio held by Kerala Chief Minister.