Karipur model gold smuggling: Man goes missing from TVM airport


R Ananthakrishnan / Mathrubhumi News

Thiruvananthapuram Airport I Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: An incident similar to the Karipur model gold smuggling has taken place in Thiruvananthapuram as well. The police have concluded that gold smuggling gangs are behind the disappearance of a man who returned here from abroad a week ago. The gold smuggler is believed to have gone with another group. Police have also found the vehicle in which he is believed to have left.

Al Amin, a resident of Kallara, who arrived at Thiruvananthapuram airport from Dubai on August 13, went missing. His relatives have filed a complaint to Valiyathura police. The police suspect that the Karipur model gold smuggling incident took place in Thiruvananthapuram as well.

There are indications that the gold smuggled by Al Amin for a Manjeri-based gang was smuggled by a gang from Kannur. It is believed that Al Amin himself informed the Kannur gang. The police concluded that Al Amin was either abducted by the Kannur gang or he went with them voluntarily.

It is learned that the Manjeri gang who were waiting for the gold went to Al Amin's house and created ruckus. But no complaint has been received in this regard. Police also found Al Amin's vehicle in Kannur. The number of the vehicle was traced by examining the CCTV footages. The police have received information that the vehicle was handed over to the gold smuggling gang after going through the hands of several intermediaries.

It is also suspected that Al Amin had left Kerala. Police are investigating whether he has left the country. When phone records were examined, it was found that Amin contacted the gang that smuggled the gold, when he was abroad. With this, the police suspect that Al Amin went with them voluntarily.

After the Ramanattukara accident, there were indications that gold smuggling gangs were operating at the Thiruvananthapuram airport.

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