Gold smuggled through diplomatic baggage | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: The Customs handed over showcause notice to former consul general and attaché in connection with the Thiruvananthapuram gold smuggling case. Earlier, the customs had issued showcause notice against both.
The Customs officials served the showcause notice to former consul general Jamal Hussain Al Sabi and former attaché Rashid Khamis via the Ministry of External Affairs as per protocol. After they respond to the notice, the Customs will initiate further action.
The Customs had found out that the consul general helped to smuggle about 95 kilogram of gold and attaché helped to smuggle 71 kilogram of gold.
It is pointed out in the showcause notice that both the consul general and attaché were aware of gold smuggling and that Sarith was forging their signature for this.