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Thursday, 06 August 2020 1.26 PM IST

Every link of this crime should be unraveled so that such incidents do not recur: CM writes to PM over gold smuggling case

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Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking an "effective and coordinated investigation" into the case regarding the seizure of 30kg of gold worth about Rs 13.5 crore that was being smuggled into the state from the UAE through diplomatic channel.

In the letter, dated July 8, 2020, the chief minister wrote, "I invite your kind attention to the seizure of about 30 kg of gold by the Customs Officials Trivandrurn International Airport on July 5, 2020.

The fact that the gold was being smuggled into the state in diplomatic baggage makes the crime extremely serious and the case has serious implications on the economy of the nation.

"The fact that the attempt to smuggle huge quantity of gold was concealed in diplomatic baggage makes the matter extremely serious. It is learnt that customs officials are conducting inquiry into the incident. The case has serious implications as this undermines the economy of the nation. In fact, it has more than one angle warranting a thorough investigation,"


Further, the CM appealed to PM Modi to ensure "an effective and coordinated investigation into this incident by all central agencies and the scope of the probe should cover all aspects from the source to the end utilization."

"Every link of this crime should be unraveled so that such incidents do not recur. I assure you that the state government will provide all necessary assistance and support to the agencies involved in the investigation. I request your immediate intervention for an effective and coordinated investigation into this crime," he wrote in the letter, he later shared on his Facebook paged.

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