Gold smuggling case: Faisal fined Rs 38 lakh
Kozhikode: The Customs have fined Koduvally Municipal Councillor Karat Faisal and Abu Layis of Rs 38 lakh each in the Karipur gold smuggling case in 2013.
Recently Faisal made headlines after CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan travelled in his Mini Cooper during the Jana Jagratha Yatra.
In 2013, the Kozhikode unit of Directorate of Intelligence had seized 6kg of gold from air hostesses Rahila and Firamosa. When questioned it was known that more people were involved.
The investigation then turned to Karat Faisal, Abu Layis and Nabeel.
Faisal is also a member of PTA Rahim MLA’s party National Secular Conference.