This was submitted because the response to the bail petitions of the seven accused within the case.
NIA mentioned, “accused Ramees KT and Sharafudheen had travelled to Tanzania and visited retailers within the African nation the place weapons are bought. In Tanzania, Rameez tried to acquire a licence for the diamond enterprise. He later smuggled gold to the UAE,” the NIA prosecutor mentioned.
“From the UAE, he introduced gold to Kerala. Tanzania and Dubai are the primary locations the place the D-company is energetic. In truth, D-company’s affairs in Tanzania are dealt with by a South Indian named Firoz Oasis. We suspect Rameez’s hyperlinks with D-company. Rameez was caught by the Customs in November 2019 for smuggling 13 .22 mm bore rifles. This occurred when the gold smuggling was happening.”
NIA knowledgeable the court docket that they’d additionally retrieved a photograph of the accused Sharafudheen holding a rifle in Tanzania.
The matter had come to mild after 30 kg gold value Rs 14.82 crores smuggled in a consignment camouflaged as diplomatic baggage was busted by the Customs in Thiruvananthapuram on July 5.