Kerala

Gold smuggling case: Income Tax Department joins investigation

Kochi: The Income Tax Department has next joined to probe into gold smuggling case after National Investigation Agency (NIA), Enforcement Directorate (ED), and the Customs Department.

The case pertains to seizure of 30 kg of gold from diplomatic parcel at the Thiruvananthapuram airport cargo complex on July 5.

The IT department has filed an application in the Economic Offences court stating that the source of money of the main accused including Swapna Suresh, remains unclear.

The department has sought court’s permission to question all the accused in the gold smuggling case.
It is also anticipated that CBI will likely investigate the gold smuggling case.

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