Ex-UAE consulate staff arrested for attempt to smuggle gold from Dubai

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Ex-UAE consulate staff arrested for gold smuggling bid

 

DUBAI – A former employee of the UAE Consulate in Kerala, India has been arrested for trying to smuggle 30kg of gold in a diplomatic baggage addressed to the consulate.

Authorities identified the suspect as Sarith, a former PRO at the consulate. Police are also searching for a second suspect, Swapna Suresh, a former executive secretary at the consulate who was fired for misconduct.

Customs officials at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport seized the large haul of gold in a diplomatic baggage sent from Dubai.

The UAE Embassy in India has denied having any links with the illegal shipment and condemned the “attempted misuse of diplomatic channels by an individual engaged in smuggling activity”.

The embassy said it will cooperate with Indian authorities on investigations into the matter. ICA/Expat Media


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