NIA nabs 2 kingpins of Jaipur gold smuggling racket

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/15/2020 10:44:23 AM

NEW DELHI, Oct 14: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has nabbed two kingpins of the gold smuggling racket busted with seizure of 18.5 kilo of the gold bars at the Jaipur International Airport on July 3, charging them with smuggling gold from Riyadh to India with the help of 10 couriers already arrested on arrival from Riyadh by Spice Jet flight No SG-9847.
The culprits identified as Chuna Ram and Aizaz Khan, residents of Nagaur district, were working in Riyadh. Those nabbed by Police in July had concealed the gold bars and biscuits in the battery of emergency lights and kept in the checked-in cartons.
Taking over the investigation on September 22 under Section 120B of Indian Penal Code and Section 16 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, the NIA has so far arrested 11 accused in the case and further investigation is continuing.
A spokesman of NIA said the duo had established a well-planned network of smuggling from Riyadh. He said the NIA also conducted searches at four locations in Rajasthan on Tuesday in connection with the case and seized various electronic items like pendrives, mobile phones, laptop and other incriminating documents.



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